Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 10:02:57 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: Pinto Beans >A Texan also, I grew up on pinto beans, but never have thought of them > as especially Mexican. > >BTW, has anyone else eaten pinto bean sandwiches? > >Bethany Yes, at least once a week as a burrito. However, my mother's hamburger joint in San Antonio apparently cleans up with bean burgers--refried beans sold in a hamburger bun with appropriate condiments. In Oaxaca, Mexico, one time, I was having a good deal of trouble after eating spicy dried meat washed down with beer. I thought that I would tone down my diet with a simple sandwich Cubano. To the horror of my stomach, this sandwich came with a smear of refried black beans and a slice of jalapeno. By the way, in Oaxaca, street vendors sell pancakes /pankakes/. You can get them with "miel" (syrup) or with Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk poured on them. Most customers got them with the milk. That was American food. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]