Monday, March 24, 2008

Taco Tuesdays With Morrie

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By: FunBox

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a swarthy immigrant boy with a taste for guacamole. Someone with chipotle, carne asada, and who understood your need for a traditional Mexican dish composed of a rolled, folded, pliable maize tortilla filled with an edible substance. When you were young and searching, someone helped you see the world as a more ideal place, a place where the perfectly burnt edge cheese of a quesadilla could mean everything.

For FunBox, that person was Morrie Al Pastor, FunBox’s amigo from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like FunBox, you lost track of this amigo as you made your way. Maybe you forgot them as hamburgers, barbeque, and chicken ceaser salads crossed your pallet and the tastes of Oaxaca style and Pico de Gallo tastes faded making your world seem colder…less delicious. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, for one last muy bueno Mexican Fiesta?

FunBox had that second chance when they rediscovered Morrie before the Homeland Security did. Knowing he was soon to be gone, Morrie visited with FunBox at Panchero’s on South University Street every Taco Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. They rekindled a relationship as sweet as the tamarind sodas they imbibed. Taco Tuesdays with Morrie is not only a mouth-watering history of their meals together, but food for the heart, as FunBox shares tales of sliced red radishes, limes, salt, pickled chilies, and grilled cambray onions. Taco Tuesdays With Morrie can be folded over and pinched into a U-shape for convenient consumption, and is now available in paperback.

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