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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

That makes a lot of sense. I've read multiple times that corn flour tortillas are the way to go. Bummer. Burritos and quesadillas I have had, they are good, I'll probably try those until I can source some corn flour tortillas (and don't worry, they aren't canned, unlike those canned hamburgers or canned Döner Kebap you can, though not commonly--never seen them IRL--, acquire in Germany). There's at least one Mexican imbis/deli/restaurant-thingy here in Berlin I know of. Guess I'll give them a call whether they serve their tacos with corn flour tortillas just to give it a try. And yeah, it probably would sound stupid to ask about sandwich recs, but tacos are not really common here so it always has a special vibe when people in movies or tv series eat them all the time. happy.gif Same with salsa. Not a lot of Mexicans in Germany.

Shocking.
post #6632 of 7385
When I was studying in Germany, I got the biggest craving for Mexican food. I spent about 2 months searching down Mexican ingredients and trying to learn to cook Mexican food before giving up. I feel for you.
post #6633 of 7385
my grandmother is Mexican, and even then it's rare that I get her food.



great Mexican food in NYC is also really hard to come by.
post #6634 of 7385
(trying hard not to be smugly superior because he works a block from the Grand Central Market)
post #6635 of 7385
also, great Mexican food will be shunned from the WDYELNFD thread. Observe.
Warning: NSFWDYELNFD (Click to show)





These were both enjoyed, and then enjoyed again later that day, in Los Angeles.
post #6636 of 7385
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

great Mexican food in NYC is also really hard to come by.

Truth. The Mexican here is shite, but it is next-level grandmother-style compared to the shit in Germany. Their idea of Mexican food is really quite depressing. Sorry, b1os. I love Germany, but yall have some shit Mexican food.

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

also, great Mexican food will be shunned from the WDYELNFD thread. Observe.

Would demolish.
post #6637 of 7385
apparently there's a solid Mexican place near me. Haven't tried, not sure why. The problem is, I know it'll be more than $10 for a starter. And all of that delicious mess I posted above was like $8.
post #6638 of 7385
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

That makes a lot of sense. I've read multiple times that corn flour tortillas are the way to go. Bummer. Burritos and quesadillas I have had, they are good, I'll probably try those until I can source some corn flour tortillas (and don't worry, they aren't canned, unlike those canned hamburgers or canned Döner Kebap you can, though not commonly--never seen them IRL--, acquire in Germany). There's at least one Mexican imbis/deli/restaurant-thingy here in Berlin I know of. Guess I'll give them a call whether they serve their tacos with corn flour tortillas just to give it a try. And yeah, it'd probably sound stupid to ask about sandwich recs, but tacos are not really common here so it always has a special vibe when people in movies or tv series eat them all the time. happy.gif Same with salsa. Not a lot of Mexicans in Germany.

This bringsup something I've wondered about before. Mexican food isn't particularly challenging either from technique or ingredients etc (yes, I realize saying "Mexican food" is like saying "American food", essentially meaningless but you know what I'm talking about) and yet... it just doesn't translate. Even up past the Mason-Dixon. It just doesn't make sense to me (although some of the best tacos I had were in Chicago).
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

(trying hard not to be smugly superior because he works a block from the Grand Central Market)

All the Mexican/Central American food here= #baller.
post #6639 of 7385
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

apparently there's a solid Mexican place near me. Haven't tried, not sure why. The problem is, I know it'll be more than $10 for a starter. And all of that delicious mess I posted above was like $8.

"Gourmet" Mexican annoys me. It's fundamentally a peasant food. Also should be enjoyed in quantity.

It's like gourmet fried chicken. Makes no goddamn sense.
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Thread Starter 
Charcuterie is a peasant food. I think most of the food we crave for at our cores has it's roots in peasantry. That doesn't mean we can't celebrate it and try to make it fancy.
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

Charcuterie is a peasant food. I think most of the food we crave for at our cores has it's roots in peasantry. That doesn't mean we can't celebrate it and try to make it fancy.

Seriously.

On that note you don't think that the first morel mushroom, calf thymus, or oyster wasn't eaten because someone was hungry as fuck? Same goes with what Kyle said - pickling, drying, and fermenting were all done so our ancestors didn't starve.
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I've never had a morel. Need to do that, as I love me some fungi.
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

as I love me some fungi.

TWSS
post #6644 of 7385
Fuck. Now I want to make me some carnitas.
post #6645 of 7385
Carnitas are what I always make when my wife (who doesn't eat pork) is out of town. Nomnomnom
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