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What happened to Mexican bacon?

Veggo Oct 1, 2012 04:32 AM

It used to be bacon. Good, smoky, thick cut bacon. Now, it's a pathetic processed cold cut, wherever I go in Mexico. Que pasa? Where's the tocino?

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  1. cristina Oct 1, 2012 06:14 AM

    Veggo, my *tianguis* butcher cuts bacon for me, just the way I want it--a good bit thicker than the packaged stuff. I can't remember the last time I bought packaged bacon. It's almost always worthless.

    Link: http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com

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    1. re: cristina
      Veggo Oct 1, 2012 06:51 AM

      It seems the only decent breakfast meat at a Mexican restaurant is a torta de lechon.

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      Beach Chick Oct 1, 2012 08:49 AM

      Way way back when Pancho Villa was still roaming Mexico and I was eating meat, the tocino was damn good....thick and delicious.
      When we go down to the tip of Baja, its not the same..is Baja Sur different than DF?
      Did you eat tocino in Cuba...I was thinking of my 916 buddy on our bday and thank you for the wishes Poppi!

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      1. re: Beach Chick
        Veggo Oct 1, 2012 09:02 AM

        Igualmente, BC. Unrelated to CH, I no longer speak about Cuba.

        1. re: Veggo
          Beach Chick Oct 1, 2012 09:18 AM

          Que Que Que...Raul get jealous when you arrived at Havana?
          Mexican Papaya with lime for breakfast, Nescafe coffee and a couple of flour tortillas with butter and a little scrambled egg and hot hot salsa and slices of avocado..

          1. re: Beach Chick
            Veggo Oct 1, 2012 09:21 AM

            I had to show them how to make migas.

            1. re: Veggo
              Beach Chick Oct 1, 2012 09:27 AM

              ; )

              1. re: Beach Chick
                cristina Oct 1, 2012 10:36 AM

                If you're talking about migas in Mexico--it's not really a Mexican dish, so we rarely see it here. There are migas in Spain, migas in Portugal, and there are Tex-Mex migas, but no natural-born migas in Mexico.

                If you're talking Cuba, then I don't know.

                Link: http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com

                1. re: cristina
                  Veggo Oct 1, 2012 12:00 PM

                  Migas are suddenly popular among the paladares in Miramar, funny how new things happen. The shortage of queso is frustrating.

                  1. re: cristina
                    mjs Nov 14, 2012 07:38 AM

                    In Monterrey, México, a very traditional dish is migas con huevo, meaning very small squares of corn tortilla, lightly fried and then scrambled with eggs, seasoned with a little salsa and a whisper of cumin.

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