Reel Cuisine

An illustrated food and movie blog


Episode 14

"The truth is totally amazing, but you can't ever reach it"

Illustrated by : Ana Maria Hermida
Y Tu Mamá También
  • Charlie's Famous Quac
  • Chicken Tacos

12 Years before last year’s space epic Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón directed a relatively low budget Mexican road movie called “Y Tu Mama Tambien.” The film focuses on the relationship between two oversexed teenage boys and a slightly older married woman. The film takes place in rural Mexico, which inspired us to cook up some simple – yet classic -Mexican dishes. Enjoy!

- Anna

" Life is like the surf, so give yourself away like the sea."

Charlie's Famous Quac

20 minutes

4 servings
  • 2 ripe avocodos
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch of cayenne
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1. Run a knife around avocado, twist to pull halves apart. Remove pit and peel.
  • 2. Mash avocados in a large bowl to desired consistency (I like to leave some more chunky bits)
  • 3. Dice tomatoes and onion and add to bowl. Add paprika, cayenne, lime, salt and pepper.
  • 4. Mix everything together, and taste. Add more salt, lime or spice to get desired flavor. Enjoy!

" Life is like the foam of the sea. You must dive into it."

Chicken Tacos

50 minutes

2 servings
  • 2 large chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons shredded lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1. Mix vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, green onion, garlic and oregano in a large ziplock bag
  • 2. Add cubed chicken to ziplock bag and marinate for at lease 30 minutes.
  • 3. Remove chicken from ziplock bag ( keep marinade ), and grill on a griddle pan.
  • 4. When chicken is nicely browned, re-add marinade and simmer for a few minutes. Meanwhile, heat tortillas.
  • 5. Serve lime chicken mixture in warm tortillas topped with tomato, lettuce, cheese and salsa. (why not add some quac too?)
Bon Appétit!!!