Whenever Esteban Castillo visited his grandparents in Colima, Mexico, he’d sit by his grandfather’s taco stand and watch him cook. He’d also see his grandmother carry her homemade cheeses on her back and go door to door, selling them in different neighborhoods. To this day, his grandparents still make a living off of food.
“They basically transform their living room into a restaurant during the weekends to make ends meet,” says Castillo.
Castillo grew up in Santa Ana, Calif., where more than 75 percent of the population is Latino. He says Mexican food was the foundation of his childhood. So when he started to see popular food blogs present recipes as traditional Mexican dishes when they were anything but, it got him riled up — and motivated him to mesh his love for design, cooking and culture.
And, so, Chicano Eats was born. It’s a bicultural and bilingual food blog where Castillo shares traditional and fusion Mexican recipes — presented with a stunning visual sensibility.
Back to my kitchen canvas 😊🎨🖌 KUMQUAT N'ICECREAM BOWL 🍊🍨🔥✨ with a scoop of homemade zesty orange nicecream. For the base I blended mango chunks, fro nana with coconut cream. I topped it off with coconut shreds, glazed kumquats, orange rind rawnola and dragon fruit balls! Too delicious!
What dreams are made of😌✨💫 fluffy, soft and spicy Carrot Cake Slice drizzled in zesty orange glaze👅 and also happens to be 100% good for you and the planet (oil, gluten, refined-sugar + cruelty free)…Yep, this is what happens on my days off👌🏼👌🏼
You can find the recipe in my Ebook!💛