Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano
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In Praise of Flour Tortillas, an Unsung Jewel of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Recent Mexican immigrants deride them as a gringo quirk. Foodie purists dismiss them as not “real” Mexican food. But good flour tortillas can be revelatory.

The Comfort of Tamales at the End of 2017

In a year of chaos and anxiety for Mexican-Americans, the holiday ritual of tamale-making is a time of reflection.