The story of the Cortez family and their Mi Tierra restaurant is just not a story about Tex- Mex Cuisine. It is a story about how the Mexican revolution 100 years ago provided the ingredients that created the taste and style of the Mexican-American cultural movement. This episode highlights the similarities between Emiliano Zapata and Mi Tierra and how the revolutionary spirit would become the mantra for the Cortez family and their restaurant. Included is the story of how the Cortez family saved “Market Square” the San Antonio cultural icon from destruction during the “urban renewal” movement of the ’60’s. Deborah Cortez, Mike Cortez, Jennifer Speed, and Jorge Cortez take us on a deliciously multi-sensorial tour of a legendary destination.

 

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