Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Icy, spicy, cool

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The LA Times went crazy over the Pinkberry yogurt wars on the Westside, and it seems like they recently discovered the iced wonders that Latinos have enjoyed in the barrio for decades.

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Icy, spicy, cool
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Handmade

By Betty Hallock

August 22 2007

SUMMERTIME is paleta time. These Mexican ice pops -- chock-full of chunks of fresh fruit and available in a hypnotizing array of colors and clear, not-too-sweet flavors -- conjure images of hot afternoons in the park, time spent on a bench under a shady tree, clear blue skies dotted with red, white and green balloons.

The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-paletas22aug22,0,4238103.story?coll=la-home-middleright


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2 comments:

Cowboy Galactico said...
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Cowboy Galactico said...

LA Times is notorious for picking up (late) topics that other writers have already hit upon, including one of their very own, Sam Quiñones (when at the Weekly). Maybe I'm preaching to the masses but in case ya haven't read his work on topic, check out his "Tales from Another Mexico" published in 2002. Quiñones wrote whole chapter on the Tocumbo Kings from Michoacan. His work really gets into free trade, the concept of franchising, and the very community based idea of self-financing & sufficienty, where paleteros help their peeps start up their own shop...just not in front of their joint. It's a dope azz chapter, peep it.