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Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano is a features writer for the Los Angeles Times, covering Southern California everything and a bunch of the West and beyond. He previously worked at OC Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and editor for six, wrote a column called ¡Ask a Mexican! and is the author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” He’s the child of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy.
'En mi última Cuaresma con Mami estoy aprendiendo la receta de capirotada de nuestra familia'

Me encantaba especialmente mi mamá sirviendo tacos dorados de papa de una sartén llena de manteca como si estuviera sacando los platos del fregadero.

I get one last Lent with my Mami. I'm using it to learn our family's capirotada recipe

Writer Gustavo Arellano learns his family’s capirotada recipe on the eve of his mother’s death from ovarian cancer.

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