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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 01:19:33 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?


Labia flattening.
 
2012-08-22 01:19:57 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?


Duck tape it to a modified wooden toilet roller?
 
2012-08-22 01:25:14 PM

tmyk: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1133]


Id eat the hell out of that taco. And thats the name of that tune.
 
2012-08-22 01:29:05 PM
now I'm really sad that there is no place within walking distance that can provide me with much needed tacos for lunch.
 
2012-08-22 01:47:29 PM
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.


I think that may be "cebolla y cilantro"...
 
2012-08-22 02:02:29 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?


Third term abortions?
 
2012-08-22 02:34:28 PM
This thread has me craving tacos.
 
2012-08-22 03:31:21 PM
Eh, read the article earlier this morning. Big whoop; he's not the only one who did something like this. While the family's pride in his determination and ingenuity is justified, the whole article was really just a space filler for a dying paper.

There's a restaurant in Tucson that sold what my mother called 'taco irons' as far back as the late 40s/early '50s. El Molino? Can't remember Casa Molina, that's the place. The ones for sale to the public would fry two shells at a time, where the ones for the restaurant did something like 8 to 10, maybe even 12. Mom got me one back in the early 90s and I use it frequently.

If this guy in the article and the Molinos folks had contraptions, you gotta figure it's not really that unique.

And by the by, taco shells - anywhere - are only as good as the tortillas you use. Use crappy tortillas? They'll taste like crap. Use a tortilla that's too thick? See you at the dentist. It makes all the difference in the world.

//tacos, soft or hard shell, are awesome
///mostly make my own mexican, just like grandma used to make
 
2012-08-22 03:41:00 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?


Midwifery?
 
2012-08-22 04:05:00 PM

costermonger: 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.


Mexican food or low crime and high wages? I'll still take white neighborhoods everyday.
 
2012-08-22 04:25:08 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?


i1222.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-22 04:36:46 PM

UNHbeta19: Mexican food or low crime and high wages? I'll still take white neighborhoods everyday.


Most of the time, no question. The rest of the time, I want some damn tacos.
 
2012-08-22 04:39:16 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.


... go on...
 
2012-08-22 04:40:04 PM

pute kisses like a man: 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.


THIS. Some restaurants are pretty good (especially the hole-in-the-wall variety in one's Mexican district), but taco trucks are the BEST. Seriously, if you're looking to make some good money and you don't live on the West Coast, buy a couple of food trucks and set up shop near/on local military bases. You will make mad bank. When I was stuck at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma for a year I'd have gleefully shanked just about anybody for a proper burrito, or at least a hit of cilantro, and I wasn't the only one. (In fairness, there was ONE place in Lawton that did a damn fine burrito, but it was a good 40 minutes there and back, and traffic/roads there were craptastic.)
 
2012-08-22 04:50:37 PM

costermonger: UNHbeta19: Mexican food or low crime and high wages? I'll still take white neighborhoods everyday.

Most of the time, no question. The rest of the time, I want some damn tacos.


good point!
 
2012-08-22 05:08:17 PM
He also helped invent my kick-ass skateboard I had in Jr. High.
 
2012-08-22 05:19:18 PM
RIP Bones

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