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Hay Comida En La Calle
A fresh take on a pre-Columbian classic, Chef Wendy turned her food truck into a restaurant serving pupusas, plantains and hip vibes.
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I grew up in El Salvador.
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So my grandma taught me how to cook my tea.
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I used to sell in El Salvador.
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I came to America when I was 22 years old.
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Then I moved to LA.
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I guess the best journey for me was to start making what I love
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to do, which is we've all heard.
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But in every city there are Latino chefs who proudly wrap their
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culture in the kitchen.
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We hit the streets to find them and tell their stories.
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This is my name is Wendy Centeno and I'm the owner of food trucks
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When I started food truck.
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It was really hard for me.
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People didn't know what I was.
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Hi guys, I'm and my agenda is simple.
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Find the best Latin food in L A.
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What would you say are, is corn stuffed tortilla.
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You make it by hand inside, you can stuff it with whatever it
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is your choice, you eat it with the which is uh pi cabbage and
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the red salsa and you eat it with your fingers.
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Now with fork now with knife.
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Oh my God.
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What did you make today?
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We made and wait for it?
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These are right here.
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My God, great food is meant to be shared with loved ones.
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It was just so good.
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So my friend Eric came down to eat it with me being my own boss
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It means a lot to me.
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The responsibility.
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Yes, it's, it keeps me up all night.
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Sometimes we're 12 women because men didn't wanna work with
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us.
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They just can with Salvadorian woman.
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Authenticity is really important for me.
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I'm using all my family recipes.
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When people try our food, I want them to feel love my culture
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and my passion for the food.
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We are opening our first location tomorrow in the city of Montebello
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It's our dream come true.
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I love the kitchen.