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Monday, August 08, 2011
Food Judge #5: I Love to Flaunt my Love of Traditional Cuisines!
"Whatcha got there?"
"This is a burrito. It means 'little burro.' A burro is a donkey, or ass. In colonial times, Mexican field workers would have nutritious meals sent out to them on burros: each worker's lunch wrapped up in a flour tortilla for easy consumption. This hearty and convenient food delivery system was nick-named 'the burrito' - possibly in honor of the donkeys upon which the delicious repast was delivered; also possibly because the burrito itself looks almost exactly like a little donkey. If a little donkey were to have its limbs and head chopped off, and then be wrapped up in a tortilla."
"No, I mean, what's in it? What kind of burrito is it?"
"It's a BLT cheeseburger burrito."