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A Writer Got Roasted After Asking Mexican Restaurants To Nix The Lime That Comes With Tacos

Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. Rice and Beans. Tacos and lime. Some things just go perfectly together. Be it fajitas, carnitas, or fish, we can’t imagine tacos without the hit of citrus that lime provides. However, it seems that this preference isn’t as widely held as we thought.

In fact, one Twitter user was willing to put his unpopular opinion out there to be torn down by true taco fans.  

Sportswriter Tyler Conway took to Twitter Monday to denounce the classic combo of lime and tacos. 

Twitter / @jtylerconway

The writer stood by his opinion, saying that lime “contaminates” everything around it. This isn’t really the way lime works as it needs to be squeezed into order to give its juice. Still, he also claimed that, although he likes his food spicy, he doesn’t want or need the zest that lime provides. What followed was a well-deserved ratio full of not so kind replies to his stance. 

Twitter was quick to come to tacos’ defense and roast Conway for his anti-lime ways. 

Twitter / @cistela9

Comedian Cristela Alonza responded to Conway’s tweet with a request that he not eat Mexican food if he doesn’t like the way it is served. Lime is essential to Mexican cuisine. If he doesn’t enjoy it, there are tons of other options that are served sans lime. 

Some pointed out that it’s easy to exclude the lime with a simple request.

Twitter / @EricHaywood

The humble little lime that comes with a plate of tacos isn’t put there to be an object of contention but if you don’t like it, you can always ask for it to be excluded. It’s as easy as that to get the tacos you want without lime and without punishing the rest of us with the suggestion that Mexican restaurants stop including the fruit.  

Others suggested another restaurant to pick up tacos from. 

Twitter / @Dowbiggin

If you’re looking for a lime-less taco option, you can always hit up a much less authentic “Mexican” restaurant like Taco Bell. You’re sure to not find a single lime there. Unfortunately, you won’t find real Mexican food either.  

Many observed that an opinion like this could only come from a White non-Latinx person.

Twitter / @Hector_E_Alcala

Of course, Twitter had its usual jokes about the stereotype of White people and their preference of less seasoning. Considering Conway’s anti-lime stance, maybe the stereotype is well-founded.

Most responses were just 100% pro-lime and its fresh deliciousness. 

Twitter / @MoogleSpace

Lime is one of those ingredients that bring out the flavor in foods. If you are looking for less flavor with your dinner, you can always go for a lime-less taco. However, we can’t in good conscience support that decision. 

Ultimately, we can’t see how his controversial taco opinion was even worth a tweet.

Twitter / @kaludiasays

We hope Conway learned something after being roasted by all of taco-loving Twitter. If your opinion is going to get you noting but called out, maybe keep it to yourself. Next time, just ask for no limes on your taco plate and be done with it.

 
 

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A University Is Releasing A Historic Mexican Cookbook Filled With Recipes You’d Want To Try

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A University Is Releasing A Historic Mexican Cookbook Filled With Recipes You’d Want To Try

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The University of Texas San Antonio is bringing the history of Mexico into our kitchens. The university is releasing cookbooks that are collections of historic Mexican recipes. Right now, the desserts book is out and online for free. Main dishes and appetizers/drinks are coming soon.

You can now taste historic Mexico thanks to the University of Texas San Antonio.

UTSA has had an ongoing project of preserving, collecting, and digitizing cookbooks from throughout Mexico’s history. Some books date back to the 1700s and offer a look into Mexico’s culinary arts and its evolution.

UTSA has been digitizing Mexican cookbooks for years and the work is now being collected for people in the time of Covid.

Millions of us are still at home and projects like these can be very exciting and exactly what you need. The recipes are a way to distract yourself from the current reality.

“The e-pubs allow home cooks to use the recipes as inspiration in their own kitchens,” Dean Hendrix, the dean of UTSA Libraries, said in UTSA Today. “Our hope is that many more people will not only have access to these wonderful recipes but also interact with them and experience the rich culture and history contained in the collection.”

The free downloads are a way for people to get a very in-depth look into Mexican food history.

The first of three volumes of the cookbooks focuses on desserts so you can learn how to make churros, chestnut flan, buñelos, and rice pudding. What better way to spend your quarantine than learning how to make some of these yummy desserts. We all love sweets, right?

If you want to get better with making your favorite desserts, check out this cookbook and make it happen.

There is nothing better than diving into your history and using food as your guide. Food is so intrinsically engrained in our DNAs and identities. We love the foods and sweets from our childhood because they hold a clue as to who we are and where we come from. This historical collection of recipes throughout history is the perfect way to make that happen.

READ: The Laziest Food Hacks In All Of The Land Would Send Your Abuela To The Chancla

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BREAKING: After Almost Thirty Years, A Tía Abuela Took The Plastic Off Of Her Chair And Twitter Is Sweating

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BREAKING: After Almost Thirty Years, A Tía Abuela Took The Plastic Off Of Her Chair And Twitter Is Sweating

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In 2001, the Wall Street Journal wrote a piece about plastic slipcovers. The headline? Plastic Slipcovers Are the Clear Choice For Immigrants — and Trend-Setters. The piece examined the reasons why immigrants in particular use plastic slipcovers. Of course, as children of immigrants and immigrants ourselves, we don’t need A Wall Street Journal article from the early aughts to tell us why they come in handy. Furthermore, why they’ve proven to be a household essential amongst our families. For so many Latino households, slipcovers have been used as protective devices. Things to preserve our furniture for special occasions years and years down the line like if the President or Jesus ever come around. In short, the slipcovers only come off for very special occasions.

One abuela recently decided that she was done waiting for special occasions and stripped the covers off.

In a recent post to a user’s Twitter page, an abuela can be seen carefully doing away with a slipcover she’d been using for 30 years.

In a post to Twitter, a user known as @TheTaeWae shared a video of her great aunt peeling a very old and yellowed slipcover off of her fancy couch. “Y’all my great aunt took the plastic off of her chair for the first time in 30 some years,” she shared in the post.

The great abuela is not the only one pumped though. Users on Twitter cannot get enough of it.

Literally the video is the sweetest thing because the user’s great aunt is so clearly excited to have a chance to sit down on the fancy fabric of the chair.

Fans were super excited to see what the rest of this woman’s house looks likes.

And many users were eager to share cleaning tips to keep the sofa in shape.

Seriously, if you’ve got hot tips tell us in the comments below.

Because some Latinas are revealing that their own aunts and abuelas’ furniture looks like.

And we are here to cheer them on as they take them off.

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