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Here’s Why Reinventing Mexican Food Is A Waste Of Hipster Chef’s Time

We all know Mexican food is great, but nothing is more annoying when we hear our food-fetishizing, non-Latino friends say, “Have you heard of this great artisanal street corn? I think it’s called, ‘e-loat’?” Yes, we know it’s good. And it’s not pronounced “e-loat.”

What these bandwagon foodies don’t understand is that Mexican food was perfected a long time ago. We don’t need a hipster chef’s re-interpretation of corn to “discover” how great Mexican food can be. And while we would love to get really in the dirt on this topic, the truth is that the OCWeekly’s Gustavo Arellano already aired this exact grievance in a great article: “10 Mexican Dishes Hipster Chefs Need to Get Over Already.”

Check it out in the link below and let us know if you think he’s on the money, or a little too hard on these “hipster chefs.”

[H/T] 10 Mexican Dishes Hipster Chefs Need to Get Over Already


READ: 11 Foods You Had To Explain To Your White Friends

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Newborn Baby's Name Is The First Of Its Kind For Mexico

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Newborn Baby’s Name Is The First Of Its Kind For Mexico

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When Mexican parents José González de Diego and Alicia Vera Zboralska decided to name their child Bárbara de Diego Zboralska, they did it to honor the mothers in their family. However, their choice of name went against a longstanding Mexican tradition.

In Mexico, babies get their last names from the paternal side of the family. Their first last name comes from the father’s surname, and the second last name comes from the mother’s paternal surname.  Had baby Bárbara received the paternal last names from her parents, she would have been named Bárbara González Vera.

According to NBC, this is the first time in Mexico that parents have actually named their child after the maternal side of the family.

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While the name Bárbara de Diego Zboralska might seem like a normal name, the parents, José González de Diego and Alicia Vera Zboralska, needed a court injunction to legally change the name of their child. C’mon Mexico, we have children in the U.S. named “Apple” and “Sage Moonblood.”

Let the parents name their child Bárbara de Diego Zboralska. While it was a struggle to legally name their child, in the end, it was important for her parents to honor the maternal side of their families, NBC reports.

[H/T] NBC: Mexico Registers Its First Baby With Maternal Last Names


READ: These Reggaetoneros Have Such Normal Birth Names… Can You Guess Them Correctly?

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