👨🏿 A Late-Starting Latino Guide to Las Posadas

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This, we know: I’m kind of lousy at being Latino.

It’s okay. I can order food in a Mexican restaurant (unless the server asks questions.) I can blurt just enough on the soccer pitch to appear coherent. And my fluency doesn’t count in one particular room of the house: The kitchen.

I can make my own tortillas and guacamole. Beyond the language, I also struggle with the culture. My sister and I learned to make tamales by trial and error – in the early days, mostly error.

We got it down, though.

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