Latin food in The Hamptons

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2008/08/28 11:09:28 (permalink)

Latin food in The Hamptons

Last week the NYTimes had an interesting article on Latin food in "The Hamptons" with a social class twist.

In the past number of years, many Hispanics have move to areas around The Hamptons in NY as "service" people. In fact they are pushing out the original Hamptons residents ("The Bonakers" who are local fisherman who have lived there for generations).

Anyway, the article stated that a few restaurants have opened for the recent immigrants with their home foods, tacos, etc. The wealthy Hamptons people would never think of setting foot in these places (which are real "Road Food" kinds of food.) so some restaurantuers are making crossover food, hiring local Mexican and other Latin folks to cook their traditional foods, maybe make them more upscale (and charge a fortune!).

Interesting colonization, no?
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    fabulousoyster
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    RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/28 11:16:26 (permalink)
    I think the horse shows started it.
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    RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/28 15:16:37 (permalink)
    quote:
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    I think the horse shows started it.


    Maybe I'm thick - I don't get the joke
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    RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/28 15:52:58 (permalink)
    Ahh, but the real question is: Will they hire Latin American people to work the "front" of the house at these new crossover establishments?
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    RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/29 09:12:12 (permalink)
    quote:
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    quote:
    Originally posted by fabulousoyster

    I think the horse shows started it.


    Maybe I'm thick - I don't get the joke


    No joke. I meant the caretakers of the horses at the East End hourse shows, the ones that do stable care. Mexican immigrants.
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    RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/29 14:03:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by fabulousoyster

    quote:
    Originally posted by NYNM

    quote:
    Originally posted by fabulousoyster

    I think the horse shows started it.


    Maybe I'm thick - I don't get the joke


    No joke. I meant the caretakers of the horses at the East End hourse shows, the ones that do stable care. Mexican immigrants.


    Yes, all of them. So much of "The Hamptons" survives on the back (hands, feet and brains) of Mexican laborers.

    Why not Mexican cooks?
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    RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/09/13 17:14:06 (permalink)
    Here's the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/20/dining/20east.html?ex=1376971200&en=b466ea1a9f89a77a&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

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