Birote = French-style baguette native to Guadalajara
Also see: Bolillo

I began taking note of similar comments about tapatio preferences made in everyday conversation and interactions I had. That led to a short project about perceived differences between preferred bread of Guadalajara, the birote, and that of Mexico City, the bolillo. In both cities, those I interviewed lamented that they could no longer reliably find bread they considered “good.” People noted the disappearance of local panaderías and the street vendors who sold bread in the early morning or late afternoon. They cited the pressures of time, the reliance on machinery and artificial flavors, and the preference many consumers have developed for more commercial flavors or textures: “other places use machines, here everything is by hand…it gives a different taste. Not everyone likes it” one baker in Guadalajara explained.
Melissa Biggs, A Taste for Tapatio Things

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Translating: Would you like to try a birote?
¿Te gustaría probar un birote?
Möchten Sie eine Birote probieren?
Voulez-vous essayer une birote?
Kei te hiahia koe ki te tarai i te birote?

November 2019 Calendar: Birotes

la original (pork on birote bread) @ el imperio food cart, jersey city




Guadalajara, Jalisco

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