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Old 09-20-2007, 06:43 AM   #1096
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Tacos, tortillas, burritos, ... now you got me pafoodriotic:

DÖNER



DÖNERTIER (tier=animal)




Mehmet Aygün the man who first put Döner Kebap in a bread, in the mid-1970s in Berlin-Kreuzberg - pafoodriotic kudos to Mehmet!



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Old 09-20-2007, 06:53 AM   #1097
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^^^No no no!! There is the soft taco, and the crispy taco, and there's also the puffy taco, which is made with a thick, corn masa that puffs up when fried. Crispy and puffy taco shells are never used for breakfast tacos, but soft tacos are sometimes made with fresh corn tortillas and may be at any meal, though with different fillings. (Puffy taco is probably in the urban dictionary with quite another meaning. and, here's a photo of Henry the Puffy Taco, mascot of the San Antonio Missions minor league baseball team, pretending to get crushed by Ballapeno.)

The burrito is made with a much larger soft flour tortilla. Burritos are at least 3 times the size of a taco, and at least in true Tex-Mex, they aren't served at breakfast, with egg and such. They're strictly a lunch/dinner food. And they are never made with tater tots like at Sonic.

There are regional differences in the words used to describe such things, and it varies even with region in Mexico, but most of the Mexican nationals I know draw the distinctions as above.

ps the tortilla hat is indeed glorious, however.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:43 AM   #1098
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^ you guys seem to have as many words for "taco" as the eskimos have for the word "snow"

The linked wikipedia article has an interesting linguistic analysis partially debunks the popular myth (which I thought was true) affirming that eskimos have oodles of different words for snow:

"The number of words depends on the definitions of Eskimo (there are a number of languages) and snow, and on the method of counting numbers of words in languages that have quite different grammatical structures from English."

the rest of the article is pretty interesting, esp. if you are into linguistics...
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:54 PM   #1099
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:47 PM   #1100
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^ you guys seem to have as many words for "taco" as the eskimos have for the word "snow"
Tacos are WAAAY more important than snow.



That article is right on, btw. The many words for snow thing is really overblown...they smooshed a bunch of words from different languages together, and neglected to think of how we have words like flurry, blizzard, drift, etc. The upshot was that a couple of linguistic bigwigs used the overblowing to support their hypothesis that one's language affects one's culture. My man Franz Boas pointed out the obvious -- that it's not that their culture is inherently different; it's that they have snow 365 freaking days a year, so they have occaision to talk about it more frequently. If you plopped a few hundred Equatorial New Guineans in Inuitland, they'd come up with some new words for snow pretty damned quick.

Tacos and linguistics are a good match. Unlike tacos and lengua. Yick.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:01 PM   #1101
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Did Autumn make you a breakfast taco? How sweet of her!
you are very silly.

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Old 09-20-2007, 11:44 PM   #1102
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you guys aren't being random enough

here, have some random:

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Old 09-21-2007, 12:16 AM   #1103
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No thanks, I’ve been trying to quit them.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:32 AM   #1104
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The population of the city I live in is at least 50% Mexican, probably more by now because they breed like bunnies. So I'm not pulling this out of my ass but my attention to detail may be a little lax. Breakfast burritos are always made from tortillas, and the only place I know to get a soft taco is Taco Bell.

So are sopapillas made from the puffy taco?

Burritos, tacos and tostadas have always seemed to me to have the same ingredients but a different wrapper.

We have what we call here a slopper- a hamburger w/ bun (double meat if you want it) and fries smothered in red or green chili. What's it called there?
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:43 AM   #1105
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^ except for fish tacos and pork and avocado burritos and chicken tacos on white.. forget I said they're all the same.
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:28 AM   #1106
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Okay, that's it guys. I am going to settle the tortilla-burrito thing ONCE AND FOR ALL. Henceforth there will be no more need for discussion.

This is a tortilla


This is a burrito


This is a taco


This is a taco shell


This is a breakfast taco


This is breakfast juice


and this is not socially acceptable for eating


GOT IT?
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Old 09-21-2007, 05:38 AM   #1107
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:08 AM   #1108
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I wholeheartedly endorse Odbe's image definitions. But I don't want to be rude by not answering l'az's Q's. This'll be the last word.

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So are sopapillas made from the puffy taco?
We have what we call here a slopper- a hamburger w/ bun (double meat if you want it) and fries smothered in red or green chili. What's it called there?
Sopapillas are made with wheat flour, and puffy tacos from corn masa. I don't think we have anything like a slopper, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time...

Sopapillas are sooooo delicious, btw. Belong in the junk food thread.

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Old 09-21-2007, 09:35 AM   #1109
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I suppose it kind of looks like a taco...
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:41 AM   #1110
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mexican dishes are all the same really. if you’re served one dish and complain that you ordered some other one, they just take it away and bring it back folded differently.
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