What Is Salsa Doña Sauce and How Do You Make It?

Salsa Doña sauce is a highly addictive hot green sauce that restaurants have been serving for over a decade. Bertha Gonzales made the first of this creamy salsa in her hometown of Veracruz, where she once operated a taco truck. Several restaurants in Austin serve some variation of Doña taco sauce. Some … Read more

Most Famous Female Tejano Singers

Lydia Mendoza

Tejano is a popular music style also known as Tex-Mex music. It is a blend of Mexican, European, and American music styles that have greatly influenced worldwide music lovers. Tejano and Conjunto music originated in Southern Texas in the mid-20th century and used to be dominated by men, and women were just … Read more

How are American Chop Suey and Similar Dishes Different?

American Chop suey

American Chop Suey is a famous American Chinese cuisine; however, it is always confused with other similar dishes. There are also many versions of where this dish originated. Some say it was brought to America by Chinese migrants in the late 1800s, while others claim it originated in the U.S. Here are … Read more

What Drinks Must Be Pasteurized?

fresh milk

Pasteurization has become popular in recent years. It is heating food and beverages to kill pathogens and extend shelf life. Pasteurization lengthens the shelf life of foods and drinks by slowing the growth of microbes but not entirely killing them.  Pasteurizing perishable beverages such as beer, fruit and vegetable juices, wine, and … Read more

What is the History of the Margarita?

A glass of margarita along with a plate of salad

Margarita is one of the most famous cocktail drinks around the world. It consists of lime juice, orange liqueur, tequila, and some salt around the rim of the serving glass and is served after blending with ice or without it.  This famous drink has a long history with several origin stories as … Read more