FAQ

CAN I REPOST YOUR WORK ON MY SITE OR WOULD YOU DO A GUEST POST?
You MAY NOT repost, reproduce or use my work in ANY way without my prior written consent and without attribution. I have a Creative Commons license that states that you may not use my work for commercial purposes or financial gain and that you may not alter, transform or build upon my work. Please be advised, all content on The Other Side of The Tortilla is copyrighted. Online reprints without authorization are defended under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

I occasionally agree to do guest posts. You may also hire me as a freelance writer.

DO YOU HAVE A MOBILE-FRIENDLY VERSION OF YOUR SITE?
As part of the Tortilla’s birthday facelift, there’s now a mobile version! Based on feedback from frequent readers and web traffic analysis, as of August 2010, we’ve implemented an iPhone application-style theme plugin, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm mobile devices so you can get your Tortilla to go.

WHAT KIND OF CAMERAS DO YOU SHOOT WITH?
Most often, I use a Canon 40D or 50D. They are DSLR cameras. When I travel, I tend to use a Canon D10 because of it’s durability, compact size and ability to perform in high humidity and wet or underwater situations.

WHAT KIND OF LENSES DO YOU USE MOST OFTEN?
I like shooting food with my 28-135mm and 50mm lenses. For landscapes, I like using my 28mm prime lens or my 10-17mm fisheye lens. I’d love to have a 24-70mm lens, but unless I strike it rich with a lottery ticket, I’ll have to save my pennies!

WHAT KIND OF LIGHT DO YOU USE?
I use natural light, most often from my east-facing kitchen window.


WHY DON’T YOU POST FISH OR SHELLFISH RECIPES?

I’m allergic to all fish and shellfish (whether I touch it or ingest it makes little difference) and therefore don’t cook those things in my kitchen. In the future, it’s possible that José will guest-post some of his recipes which I’ll photograph, but for now, I’m sticking to recommending well-respected cookbooks in both English and Spanish for my fish and shellfish-loving friends.


CAN YOU RECOMMEND SOME GOOD MARIACHI MUSIC?

¡Claro que si! My favorite group is Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and they’re considered by many to be the greatest mariachi in the world. If you’re looking for an introduction to classic mariachi music including some of the most popular songs, I recommend their Las Numero 1 del Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán album which includes 40 songs.


HAVEN’T I SEEN YOUR BLOG ON “FRESHLY PRESSED” BEFORE?

Why, yes! You have!

The Other Side of The Tortilla was featured on the “Freshly Pressed” WordPress.com blog on August 10 & 11, 2010. We were featured in the Culture section.

Here’s a screen shot of what it looked like.

WHERE ELSE MIGHT I KNOW YOU FROM?
You might have seen me featured on SpanglishBaby.com.

In March 2010, I wrote a guest post for them on “The Food That Binds.” I was also featured in their “5 Latin Food Blogs That Fuel Our Traditions” in April 2010.


DO YOU DO SPONSORED POSTS ON YOUR BLOG?

Yes. In the interest of full disclosure, I have a blog category called “Sponsored” so that any post that I received compensation for is tagged under that category. Additionally, to comply with FTC blogging disclosure rules, you may see disclosures on the bottom of individual posts noting whether I received free samples, products to cook with, all-expense-paid travel, etc. Any specific brand items that I write about here and recommend to my readers that are not listed under the “Sponsored” category are merely brands that I’ve discovered on my own, prefer to keep in my home and that I purchase with my own money. I have received no compensation to recommend them here. I am open to receiving samples of Mexican cooking ingredients, cookbooks or cooking tools if you fit my niche, but I do not accept any old random samples for review. Products will only be considered if they fit into the confines of what I write about here: Mexican food, culture and travel. If I choose to accept a sample, that doesn’t guarantee I’ll write about it. My promise to the reader: I will never tell you to buy a product that I received a review sample of if I don’t truly like it and I’ll always disclose if I received a free sample. Please contact me with further questions if you want to send me samples.

WHAT BRANDS HAVE YOU WORKED WITH?
I have an ongoing relationship with Kenmore and the Mexico Tourism Board as an ambassador to the Mexico Today program. I’ve also worked with brands such as Sprint, McDonald’s and Mizkan, to name a few. I also work with Latina Bloggers Connect to match up with brands that mesh with my mission, vision and values.

DO YOU MODERATE YOUR COMMENTS?
Yes. But only for first timers to make sure you’re not spam. Once you’ve had one comment approved, you’re free to comment without having me approve them first. That being said, I do read all comments posted and reserve the right to remove any item that I deem inappropriate or hurtful at any time.

CAN I SEE MORE OF YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
If I had 12 pesos for every time somebody asked me that… I usually blog about wedding photos on our wedding anniversary, which is August 9.