Who is this Mexican?

Hola!

Que Onda?

My name is Nicole Troelstrup and like many Mexican-Americans my age, I have hit a  terrifying and sudden realization- I am beginning to lose my Spanish.

When I speak, I struggle to find the right words. When I listen, I can barely make  out the lyrics. When I watch movies, I need subtitles. When I cook…well, I call  my mom a lot.

I lived in Tijuana, Mexico until I was 13 years old and I believe this is  unacceptable.

Movie and a Mexican is an exploration of traditional Mexican food through Mexican film.  However, I hope it will become more than that. For me (and for others  as well), it is a means to reclaim the Mexican heritage I am so proud of. That’s right, I’m going to  be watching and cooking everything and anything Mexican.

So please, join me.  And don’t be afraid to comment or suggest new ideas! I’m always up for a challenge.

Sincerely,

Nicole Troelstrup

P.S. Any questions can be answered through my about. me profile: e-mail me, add me on Twitter, or connect with me through LinkedIn!

3 Responses to “Who is this Mexican?”

  1. luvnorcal April 8, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Thanks for the follow! You have a real cool blog here. Talking about movies, you should see “The Secret in Their Eyes” if you haven’t yet- set in Argentina. It’s kind of a dark movie, a crime thriller, but the acting was superb and it made me wish I understood Spanish!!

    • movieandamexican April 8, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      Ahh thanks so much! Always what a blogger wants to hear 🙂 I’ve unfortunately been unable to write, since England has absolutely no good Mexican food or ingredients. Will start back up as soon as I get back home. And yes I have seen that movie! Will definitely keep it in mind for a future post 🙂

  2. The Confluent Kitchen April 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    I really enjoy your blog concept. It’s important to, no matter where we end up, not forget where we came from. I, therefore, award you the Leibster. Click here to learn more! http://wp.me/p28KeB-7y

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