Where to Order Holiday Tamales in Houston — Updated

POSTED: December 20, 2021 AT 1:49 pm   /   Food Finds, Holidays, Mexican

They say that if you bring tamales to a party, everyone will have something to unwrap. This saying joyfully pokes fun at the humble tamale, the lineage of which probably predates modern corn.  Early tamales were likely made with teosinte, the grass that eventually became corn. Teosinte has small ears with approximately 12  “tooth-cracking” kernels, […]

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Hugo Ortega’s New Houston Restaurant URBE Dishes All-Day Street Food

POSTED: September 10, 2021 AT 3:43 pm   /   Food Finds, Mexican

James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega and multiple James Beard award-semifinalist restaurateur Tracy Vaught are known for the upscale Mexican cuisine they serve at Hugo’s, Xochi and Caracol. However, the taquitos dorados at Xochi and Ortega’s cookbook, Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico, that show the diverse fare served by Mexico’s roadside stalls are an […]

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