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(AZCentral)   Although you've never heard of his name, if it wasn't for Joseph Peralta Pompa's invention, the world would not have the modern taco shell. "This is the sort of thing they could put in the Smithsonian"   (azcentral.com) divider line 67
    More: Hero, tortillas, Joseph P. Pompa, Mexican cuisine, A Global History, U.S. Patent No.  
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2012-08-22 12:01:24 PM  
i3.kym-cdn.com

Approves
 
2012-08-22 12:02:18 PM  
Everybody knows that the best tacos have soft shells.
 
2012-08-22 12:02:26 PM  
He can rot in hell for ruining tacos
 
2012-08-22 12:04:06 PM  
yeah, it's like eating glass

thanks a lot, loser
 
2012-08-22 12:04:53 PM  
These are Tacos
1.bp.blogspot.com

This is not.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-22 12:04:59 PM  
oh, and also, when it snaps and all the taco stuff falls out?

priceless.
 
2012-08-22 12:06:30 PM  

costermonger: Everybody knows that the best tacos have soft shells.


mmm. corn tacos for the win of all time. with goat parts (or beef/pork/fish/anything), cilantro and lime inside.
 
2012-08-22 12:06:43 PM  
They sell tacos in the Smithonian's snack area?
 
2012-08-22 12:08:42 PM  

costermonger: Everybody knows that the best tacos have soft shells.


This.

El_Frijole_Blanco: He can rot in hell for ruining tacos


And this.

rudemix: These are Tacos
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

This is not.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 440x360]


Especially THIS.
 
2012-08-22 12:10:16 PM  
i215.photobucket.com

Ironic?
 
2012-08-22 12:10:20 PM  

costermonger: Everybody knows that the best tacos have soft shells.


Wrong. Crunchy tacos are every bit as delicious as soft tacos, and I'm not talking Taco Bell.

I salute you, Joseph Peralta Pompas.
 
2012-08-22 12:13:03 PM  
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Tacos rule!


/I'm George W. Bush and I approve this message.
 
2012-08-22 12:13:03 PM  
HE SHOULD BE HUNG FROM THE HIGHEST TREE
 
2012-08-22 12:13:31 PM  
La Perla is one of the best Mexican joints in Arizona. Damn it, now I gotta drive over there for lunch, tacos sound good!
 
2012-08-22 12:13:36 PM  
Let's us all join hands and simultaneously fart in his memory.
 
2012-08-22 12:15:47 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

RIP TACO.
 
2012-08-22 12:16:26 PM  

rudemix: These are Tacos
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

This is not.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 440x360]


This +

If you want crunch, order a tostada - adovada preferably.

/shells and flour tortillas are for white people.
//I'm a white people, converted by great food found in Yuma, Az and central FL
 
2012-08-22 12:16:48 PM  
The best tacos are with wheat tortilla, if ever go to north mexico, ask for a burrito (meat, beans, avocado, cheese and chorizo). Obviously, not a microwave burrito, that is crap
 
2012-08-22 12:17:04 PM  

tnpir: costermonger: Everybody knows that the best tacos have soft shells.

Wrong. Crunchy tacos are every bit as delicious as soft tacos, and I'm not talking Taco Bell.

I salute you, Joseph Peralta Pompas.


This. If they bend their tacos on site it is going to be a kickass taco, no matter which you prefer.
 
2012-08-22 12:20:13 PM  
In other words, somebody found a use for stale, soft tacos.
 
2012-08-22 12:21:03 PM  

davynelson: oh, and also, when it snaps and all the taco stuff falls out?

priceless.


This!
memeblender.com
 
2012-08-22 12:22:16 PM  
Why the hate in this thread? If they are fresh fried like his we're there bound to be good
 
2012-08-22 12:22:45 PM  
Tacos are delicious. That is all.
 
2012-08-22 12:23:00 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-22 12:24:03 PM  
I like tacos and i have the runs right now from eating microwave burritos, so.. Kick.. Getting...
 
2012-08-22 12:24:16 PM  
I thought they were invented by that kid on the Ortega Taco Kit commercial.
 
2012-08-22 12:24:38 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Why the hate in this thread? If they are fresh fried like his we're there bound to be good


I prefer soft, but I don't think there's such a thing as a bad taco, unless the ingredients were purchased in kit form.
 
2012-08-22 12:28:57 PM  

violentsalvation: If they bend their tacos...


Who are you calling a taco-bender?
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-22 12:29:33 PM  
Since I work with a guy that owns an ice cream place, I get to use the waffle cone maker to make the best taco eating invention ever. I won't be going back to these archaic folded shells.

dudefoods.com
 
2012-08-22 12:37:26 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Why the hate in this thread? If they are fresh fried like his we're there bound to be good


I worked at a place that did fresh fried hard shell tacos, and I personally thought they were crap.
 
2012-08-22 12:38:49 PM  

costermonger: Everybody knows that the best tacos have soft shells.


Came here to say this.
 
2012-08-22 12:42:49 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Why the hate in this thread? If they are fresh fried like his we're there bound to be good


I think the haters are blue and they don't know where to go to.

Why dont they go where fashion sits?
 
2012-08-22 12:44:59 PM  

rudemix: These are Tacos
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

This is not.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 440x360]


One thing I regret about moving to new england is all the white people.
Oh they love "Mexican" food. they love the "Hall-a-Peen-Yos" and all.
They have no conception of what Mexican food is.
And yet, they have tons of Mexicans working all around them.
/Still waiting for a real Mexican restaurant, ever since the ONLY ONE WE HAD burned down last month.

dammitsomuch.
 
2012-08-22 12:46:35 PM  
i975.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-22 12:46:52 PM  

CJHardin: Since I work with a guy that owns an ice cream place, I get to use the waffle cone maker to make the best taco eating invention ever. I won't be going back to these archaic folded shells.

[dudefoods.com image 484x645]


Woah. Is that a Taco... hand roll? SushiatTacos = pure win!
 
2012-08-22 12:47:17 PM  

tnpir: costermonger: Everybody knows that the best tacos have soft shells.

Wrong. Crunchy tacos are every bit as delicious as soft tacos, and I'm not talking Taco Bell.

I salute you, Joseph Peralta Pompas.


I myself prefer the crunchy ones. Yay Joseph!
 
2012-08-22 12:48:54 PM  

IronJelly: CJHardin: Since I work with a guy that owns an ice cream place, I get to use the waffle cone maker to make the best taco eating invention ever. I won't be going back to these archaic folded shells.

[dudefoods.com image 484x645]

Woah. Is that a Taco... hand roll? SushiatTacos = pure win!


Pure win if you like sucking on the end of greasy fat funnel.
 
2012-08-22 12:49:44 PM  

vudukungfu: rudemix: These are Tacos
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

This is not.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 440x360]

One thing I regret about moving to new england is all the white people.
Oh they love "Mexican" food. they love the "Hall-a-Peen-Yos" and all.
They have no conception of what Mexican food is.
And yet, they have tons of Mexicans working all around them.
/Still waiting for a real Mexican restaurant, ever since the ONLY ONE WE HAD burned down last month.

dammitsomuch.


forget completely about mexican restaurants. hang out near a lowes or home depot looking for a taco truck. you will eat infinitely better than any 'mexican' restaurant. here's the secret. restaurants take a lot of start up capital. they also need to cater to the taste of the locals. locals always have non-mexican tastes, so you'll get crap. trust me, taco trucks where day laborers frequent. with this method, you could find good mexican food in any city in america. and cheaper too. 

also, go to the mexican neighborhoods. once the street advertisements are in spanish, start looking for holes in the wall.
 
2012-08-22 12:50:50 PM  

CJHardin: Since I work with a guy that owns an ice cream place, I get to use the waffle cone maker to make the best taco eating invention ever. I won't be going back to these archaic folded shells.


That looks pretty rad.

/Damn this thread! I want tacos!
 
2012-08-22 12:52:06 PM  

pute kisses like a man:

also, go to the mexican neighborhoods. once the street advertisements are in spanish, start looking for holes in the wall.



For a taco or a hand job?
 
2012-08-22 12:54:19 PM  

gunther_bumpass: pute kisses like a man:

also, go to the mexican neighborhoods. once the street advertisements are in spanish, start looking for holes in the wall.


For a taco or a hand job?


glorious!
 
2012-08-22 12:58:32 PM  

gunther_bumpass: IronJelly: CJHardin: Since I work with a guy that owns an ice cream place, I get to use the waffle cone maker to make the best taco eating invention ever. I won't be going back to these archaic folded shells.

[dudefoods.com image 484x645]

Woah. Is that a Taco... hand roll? SushiatTacos = pure win!

Pure win if you like sucking on the end of greasy fat funnel.


You put some corn starch in the bottom and use lean beef.

/don't question the tacone
 
2012-08-22 12:59:15 PM  

vudukungfu: One thing I regret about moving to new england is all the white people.Oh they love "Mexican" food. they love the "Hall-a-Peen-Yos" and all.They have no conception of what Mexican food is.And yet, they have tons of Mexicans working all around them./Still waiting for a real Mexican restaurant, ever since the ONLY ONE WE HAD burned down last month.dammitsomuch.


Canada is like that, minus the Mexican people everywhere. My mother-in-law is Mexican, and she introduced me to the real deal.. Goddamn.

What's sad is that when you can find a Mexican restaurant (fairly rare, aside from some burrito places) they often have "El Paso-ized" food - halfway between the real deal you'd find in an area with a bigger Mexican population and the stuff that comes in the kits. No lime, sometimes hard shells. Pico de gallo is the hottest thing in the place. Even with these concessions to local ideas of "Mexican food", these places often don't last long because hey, why not just go to Taco Bell?

Keeps me going to the inlaws though.
 
2012-08-22 12:59:27 PM  

IronJelly: CJHardin: Since I work with a guy that owns an ice cream place, I get to use the waffle cone maker to make the best taco eating invention ever. I won't be going back to these archaic folded shells.

[dudefoods.com image 484x645]

Woah. Is that a Taco... hand roll? SushiatTacos = pure win!


Corn batter on waffle cone maker, roll, deep fry, stuff, nom.
 
2012-08-22 01:00:07 PM  
even if there was no charles darwin, we would still have theories he developed on evolution and natural selection. I'm thinking folding a tortilla and frying would similarly have developed without this pompa fellow.
 
2012-08-22 01:04:13 PM  
Super Duper!
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/hotlinked
 
2012-08-22 01:09:21 PM  

CJHardin: gunther_bumpass: IronJelly: CJHardin: Since I work with a guy that owns an ice cream place, I get to use the waffle cone maker to make the best taco eating invention ever. I won't be going back to these archaic folded shells.

[dudefoods.com image 484x645]

Woah. Is that a Taco... hand roll? SushiatTacos = pure win!

Pure win if you like sucking on the end of greasy fat funnel.

You put some corn starch in the bottom and use lean beef.

/don't question the tacone


I WILL question it, by God - it looks disgusting. Now I've got to put up
with a bunch of culinary freaks walking around slurping tacos everywhere they go.

It's worse than watching people walk down Clement st. stuffing dim sum into their faces.
Why, the very idea makes me sick to my stomach.
 
2012-08-22 01:13:39 PM  
iweb.cooking.com
I have one of these but haven't yet figured out what else I can use it for besides frying up taco shells. Any suggestions?
 
2012-08-22 01:13:51 PM  

pute kisses like a man:
also, go to the mexican neighborhoods. once the street advertisements are in spanish, start looking for holes in the wall.


La Michoacana market, Austin, TX. They have a lunch counter....Carne al pastor tacos.
When they ask you, Sabor y cilantro? you better say yes.


i865.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-22 01:14:58 PM  

WordyGrrl: [iweb.cooking.com image 495x371]
I have one of these but haven't yet figured out what else I can use it for besides frying up taco shells. Any suggestions?


Nipple clamps?
 
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