The Future Feels Just Like the Real Thing, Whether You Like it Or Not

The Future Feels Just Like the Real Thing, Whether You Like it Or Not

Wehaven’t arrived in the Golden Age of Robotics just yet. They still scare us too much. It’s the rising sense of panic in our chests when we’re confronted by the fascinating and horrifying creations of roboticists like Dave Hanson, a former Disney Imagineer whose “Sophia” played Rock, Paper, Scissors on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Or the double, triple, quadruple takes we’ll give the $200,000 Geminoid-DK android, modeled after Danish professor Henrik Scharfe and produced by Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories, creators of the extra-creepy communications robot Telenoid.

Read More

The Tragic History of Oaxaca’s Tequila Sunrise

If you have heard of the city or state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, it is probably thanks to a growing interest in the area’s primary export: mezcal. But on this rich soil, a deep cultural history has grown up right alongside this delicious spirit.

Read more at https://vinepair.com/articles/the-ancient-tragic-history-of-the-tequila-sunrise/

At VinePair, drinking is culture. We’re a group of people obsessed with experiences centered around drinking and connecting them to everything else in their lives from news, to politics, to arts, to sports and culture. Our content fuels the conversations people have over a drink.

Photo by Leszek.Leszczynski

Gorgeous Margaritas for National Margarita Day!

Gorgeous Margaritas for National Margarita Day!

When you think about drinking margaritas, you probably imagine sitting on a warm summer patio, or lounging on a tropical beach, sand between your toes and a frozen drink in hand. So it might come as a bit of a surprise to discover that National Margarita Day is in the middle of February…

Read more at https://vinepair.com/articles/how-to-make-a-gorgeous-margarita/

At VinePair, drinking is culture. We’re a group of people obsessed with experiences centered around drinking and connecting them to everything else in their lives from news, to politics, to arts, to sports and culture. Our content fuels the conversations people have over a drink.

The Oaxacan Corn Drink You Should Know

“Every different kind of maize makes a different atole,” Amado Ramírez Leyva says. The possibilities are endless. Attempts to quantify the different species of maize in Mexico, or even just in the state of Oaxaca, are futile. The nomenclature is further complicated by the plant’s tendency to cross-breed over great distances, the near-infinite genetic possibilities inside its seeds, first domesticated by indigenous people in the Central Balsas River Valley around ten thousand years ago.

Read More

Even if She Laughs, Your ‘Ironic’ Sexist Jokes Still Suck

For something to be ironic, it has to be obvious to the listener that you don’t mean what you’re saying — that, in fact, what you believe to be true is the exact opposite of the words coming out of your mouth. Try as you might to prove in every other way that you aren’t, you know, actually sexist, you have one major problem: telling a sexist joke, even ironically, hurts women.

And nothing says “I’m not sexist” quite like hurting a woman just for a laugh.

Read More

Oaxaca Food Tour: Desserts Take Center Stage at Mexican Festivals

You can find regional sweets of the baked and fried varieties all around Oaxaca City just about any day of the year, but it’s during festival weeks that these treats take center stage. Popping up street-side and outside churchyards, you’ll find the street-food stands of your dreams, all selling a variety of goods with creamy centers and meringue tops. Which will you choose?

Read more at: http://thelatinkitchen.com/travel/a/oaxaca-food-tour-desserts-take-center-stage-mexican-festivals

The Latin Kitchen is the premiere online destination for Latin food, cooking, and entertaining, providing unique and authentic content to anyone with an interest and appreciation for Latin food and culture.

Latin cuisine spans a multitude of regions, making it highly rich and varied, and with the tremendous growth of the US Hispanic population, it has quickly become one of our nation’s most beloved, with classic dishes and new variations making their ways onto American tables daily.

The Latin Kitchen is a place to celebrate and stay connected to culture through food and to share the cuisine and experiences with those who want to make it their own.

Why Is Mexico’s Ice Cream Culture Blowing Up?

Ice cream has a long history, one going back four thousand years and traversing the globe. And while enthusiasts planning to hit up some of the world’s best or most famous ice cream parlors might head to Italy, they should reconsider their plans and head south of the border instead. Why? Because Oaxaca, Mexico’s ice cream is among the best in the world.

Read more at: http://thelatinkitchen.com/travel/a/why-mexicos-ice-cream-culture-blowing

The Latin Kitchen is the premiere online destination for Latin food, cooking, and entertaining, providing unique and authentic content to anyone with an interest and appreciation for Latin food and culture.

Latin cuisine spans a multitude of regions, making it highly rich and varied, and with the tremendous growth of the US Hispanic population, it has quickly become one of our nation’s most beloved, with classic dishes and new variations making their ways onto American tables daily.

The Latin Kitchen is a place to celebrate and stay connected to culture through food and to share the cuisine and experiences with those who want to make it their own.

Photo by marthax