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2003 Stories by Silvana Salcido Esparza

Archives: 2003 | 2002
  • Mayo My!

    published May 1, 2003

    The night was cool and I was into the groove of old-school Chaka Kahn blasting on my car stereo as I cruised down Central Avenue in Phoenix. But... More >>

  • Corn Stalking

    published April 10, 2003

    "Eloooootes, eloooootes," chanted Jaime, an awkward and petite man. As though in a trance he stood there, all five feet of him, dressed in... More >>

  • Warm-up Act

    published April 3, 2003

    It's only April, and already I'm waking up in a pool of sweat. Ugh. Like insects crawling over a corpse, an army of air-conditioning repair... More >>

  • French Fritos

    published March 20, 2003

    Several years ago the Coronado Homeowners Association commissioned a mural as an effort to promote and clean up the historic Coronado... More >>

  • The Thin Man

    published March 13, 2003

    You know there is something wrong when a gringo knows more about your own culture than you do. I felt this way about chef Rick Bayless. How... More >>

  • The Hot Chick

    published February 27, 2003

    Salsa. Oh, how I remember it. Not the condiment. The dance. Salsa, disco, no matter what kind of music – there was a time when I always had... More >>

  • Feeding Fido

    published February 20, 2003

    When I was a little girl, my family would take monthly trips to Tijuana, and my mouth would water the entire trip in anticipation of the culinary... More >>

  • Binge and Splurge

    published February 13, 2003

    When my mother was alive, we would take weekend trips to Tijuana for eating binges that I still remember fondly. You know what I'm talking about ... More >>

  • Medium Cool

    published February 6, 2003

    Once, I was just like most people. My thinking was that all Mexicans ate the same. How ignorant I was. Now, I've done extensive traveling and... More >>

  • Armpit Fare

    published January 30, 2003

    It's amazing how different you feel when you cross over the imaginary line dividing Mexico and the U.S. You go south, for example, and... More >>

  • Thigh High

    published January 23, 2003

    Like all good addictions, it started small really small. Just a little one to try it out. Then, slowly, I found myself spending nights fixate... More >>

  • Nappy Roots

    published January 16, 2003

    Those lazy Mexicans. Surely you've seen them, for they are everywhere. Always sitting down taking a siesta instead of working. My siblings and... More >>

  • Search Party

    published January 9, 2003

    I had a disaster on my hands. In just hours, guests would begin arriving at my holiday party, and here I was, driving around in circles in a... More >>

  • Van Dulce

    published January 2, 2003

    It might sound stereotypical, but Mexicans love their Chevys. Not Chevrolet. Just Chevy. Even the carmaker knows how much the shortened brand name... More >>

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