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How to Eat Like a Mexican Luchador

Imagine yourself in the middle of a ring, being body-slammed by a person who weighs almost 100 kilos. You would almost certainly end up crushed, if not dead. To avoid that fate, Mexican luchadores have to practice.
Luis Cobelo
11.6.17
mexico

PHOTOS: The Dying Art of Making Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Meet the company keeping this Mexican tradition alive.
Luis Cobelo
11.1.17
mexico

Cooking with Muxes, Mexico's Third Gender

Muxes are people who are born biologically male and dress as women—but they don't consider themselves cross-dressers or transgender. Instead, they are treated as “the third gender,” and they identify neither as men nor as women.
Luis Cobelo
11.26.16
cuba

The Most Famous Daiquiri in the World Tastes Like Sweet, Frozen Fame

I visited the cathedral of daiquiris in Havana, the place where Ernest Hemingway visited on a daily basis, to see if the drink still held up after all these years of fame.
Luis Cobelo
4.17.16
WTF

Why It Really Sucks to Be a Chef in Venezuela Right Now

In Venezuela, water is cheaper than gas and the economy is in total chaos. In the midst of surging food prices, restaurants are feeling the pinch. I spoke to three of the greatest chefs in Caracas to find out how it's directly affecting their kitchens.
Luis Cobelo
3.9.16
barnacles

Risking Death for One of the Sea's Ugliest, Tastiest Creatures

Fishermen in Galicia face death every time the go hunting for percebes, a hideous but highly sought-after barnacle found in the waters here. I followed one man on his harvest to find out why they do it.
Luis Cobelo
1.14.16
cuba

How to Eat Like a Cuban in Havana

If you visit Cuba, you should eat like a Cuban, in places where Cubans usually go. You’ll spend no more than $20 a week, though that can often equal many Cubans’ monthly salaries.
Luis Cobelo
12.29.15
mexico

Mexican Piñatas Let You Beat the Hell Out of Satan

When Spanish settlers arrived in Mexico, they turned an annual Aztec tradition into an opportunity to evangelize—letting the indigenous population beat the crap out of a metaphorical devil in exchange for fruits and candies.
Luis Cobelo
12.24.15