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It's crunchy. It's refreshing. It's salty/sour/shrimpy. It's Chef Tabasco's Tostada de ceviche de camarón, shrimp ceviche tostadas. The secret to ceviche, of course, is that the shrimp is not cooked with heat; it's actually cured by the acid in the lemon juice, and it's delicious! If you don't understand everything, don't worry; just listen for the target word which means "to juice."

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bohan2007 says

I was just looking over the site and I think it's cool, but I don't think there are enough Spanish language podcasts(percentage of lessons). Cooking, Latin America news, other culture based lessons are all things that are easy to find all over the web and TV. Language is the tough part, and the reason most users sign up for an account, I imagine. My feedback(for the good of the site and the users): Give us more language and less everything else.

:)

May 17, 2009 from the Web.
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donperigo says

Shabohan

I agree that we are here primarily for the language

I feel sure that when you look closer you will find that the vast majority of the podcasts contain in depth discussion of  vocabulary and grammar, the "theme" of the podcast is usually of secondary importance.

even the chat show del taco al tango often covers the subjects like slang, sayings, specialist langauge and pronunciation.

there really is only "cooking with tabasco"  and que pasa that dont overtly concern themselves with linguistic issues.

que pasa is a bit of a infomercial and as such is free (i believe) and its south american news thing is a recent experiment, as you say its probably not why people flock here but it keeps us in the loop about site development etc and gives us something to listen to on a sunday when the team are resting.

May 17, 2009 from the Web.
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judygee says

The cooking lessons may not provide grammar explanations but they do include much vocabulary that is useful in daily life.   With the added bonus of tasty recipes from Spanish speaking countries.   

May 17, 2009 from the Web.
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mickeycuatropatas says

¡Bien hecho! (for the ceviche).  Shabohan I like the site for the multi-media aspect-it keeps me from falling asleep, plus the crew is entertaining even when they are instructing.  I would add online gaming where you can compete with yourself or others in some game like who wants to be a millionaire, jeopardy, etc. but the questions would be Spanish vocabulary, grammar, culture, slang, conjugation, etc.  I play these games on my translator when I am bored.  Maybe one could win a 6-month´s subscription to Chinesepod.com etc. as a prize. 

May 17, 2009 from the Web.
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rmiller22 says

Like donperigo said, the daily lessons are all about grammar and vocabulary-- the cooking and que pasa? shows are just sort of the weekend bonuses.  I listen to all of the lessons, from the Newbie to the Advanced.  Even though I can converse fairly fluently in Spanish, I always seem to learn something new... there is just so much vocabulary, idioms and nuances of grammar to learn. 

May 17, 2009 from the Web.
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leoguerrero says

Thanks for your support,

As most of you guys mentioned. We do this as an alternative and entertaining way of learning. We try to be different from a regular boring classroom, but still to have the right content so you learn Spanish while you listen or watch something that will definitely keep you awake.

Leo

May 17, 2009 from the Web.
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gertben says

¡Me encanta el ceviche! Acabo de hacer tu receta, y fue muy rico, pero con tres chiles serranos un poco picante. Estoy de acuerdo con judygee. Pienso que es un método muy divertido para aprender un idioma. Es una buena idea tener mas lecciónes que utilisan temas de la cultura latina con vocabulario especializado. Para mi, Cocinando con Tabasco es lo maximo porque me gusta cocinar. Leo, espero que vas a mostrar una receta para cocteles de camarones también. ¡Gracias!

May 17, 2009 from the Web.
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anna8 says

Como ya han dicho todos arriba, Cooking with Tabasco nos enseña mucho sobre el idioma en una manera muy divertida. No hay que usar la palabra gramática para aprender lo mismo. A decir la verdad, es mi show preferido aquí en Spod.

Gracias, Leo, por otra receta deliciosa!

May 18, 2009 from the Web.
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martinillo says

Everyone (except shabohan): I think shabohan has a very good point: there is lots of content in Spanish for free on the internet. For most learners (i.e. newbie and elementary level) this content is rather useless because it is incomprehensible.

If the SpanishPod team has to focus more on the newbie and elementary level to be profitable, they will probably have to reconsider the Spanish-only shows. To this end, I guess that the Del Taco al Tango shows and the Cooking with Tabasco shows would be much more useful for many users if there were transcripts (maybe even including a translation). I assume that the best way to go is to let users write and edit such transcripts in a wiki-like fashion.

May 18, 2009 from the Web.
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anna8 says

Martinillo, there already is a transcript and translation for the Cooking with Tabasco shows which, after all, are scripted.  It\'s just that for some reason, Spod decided to publish it as an \"Expansion\" section, limiting its availability to Premium level subscribers and making it inaccessible to Basic level members.  It would be fairly easy to publish it as a PDF if the site chose to do so.

May 18, 2009 from the Web.
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martinillo says

anna8: Oops; thanks!

Everyone: Please ignore my previous posting. :)

May 18, 2009 from the Web.
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willig says

I love cooking with tobasco.  Keep them coming!

May 18, 2009 from the Web.
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rachaelt says

Me gusta ceviche, marisco y esta lección!  Tengo muchas ganos de lo cocinar.

May 19, 2009 from the Web.
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nychelle09 says

I love Cooking with Tabasco!   I have learned alot from the show.

June 9, 2009 from the Web.
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leoguerrero says

Wow! Thanks a lot for your comments guys! If you have any questions about the recipe or the language in the recipe, please let them come.

 

June 10, 2009 from the Web.
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russhuntley says

No puedo esperar para probar esta receta, Leo! A mis niños no les gusta camarones o pescado, asi que le es que va a ser una receta por mí y a Tracy.

Muchas gracias!

June 10, 2009 from the Web.
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lcsr says

Cómo se dice "yummy" en español?

May 29, 2011 from the Web.
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