Keeping plant-based Mexican food culturally relevant

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Tacos al pastor using jackfruit is an easy substitute for carnitas. Photo credit: Zohra Banon

Jocelyn Ramirez suggests “decolonizing our diet,” and cutting out pork and chicken in traditional Mexican dishes. Ramirez describes jackfruit as a blank palette with a unique texture that works perfectly as a meat alternative. She offers plant-based alternatives to Mexican favorites in her cookbook, “La Vida Verde.”


The cover of “La Vida Verde.” Photo credit: Rudy Espinoza
Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia