Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America
The nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of ¡Ask a Mexican! presents a fascinating and tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine’s tremendous popularity in el Norte.
Nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of ¡Ask a Mexican! Gustavo Arellano presents a tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine’s tremendous popularity north of the border. Arellano’s fascinating narrative combines history, cultural criticism, food writing, personal anecdotes, and Jesus on a tortilla. In seemingly every decade for over a century, America has tried new culinary trends from south of the border, loved them, and demanded the next big thing. As a result, Mexican food dominates American palates to the tune of billions of dollars in sales per year, from canned refried beans to tortilla wraps and ballpark nachos. It’s a little-known history, one that’s crept up on this country and left us better for it.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - acgallegos91 - LibraryThing
As a sometime reader of Arellano's "Ask a Mexican" column, I was excited to finally get my hands on this book. With the explosion of "Doritos Locos" tacos and Chipotle restaurants, the book is a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AmphipodGirl - LibraryThing
I lost interest 1/3 in....high point for me was being reminded that chocolate and vanilla, as well as tamales and tacos, are foods we've adopted from Mexico. Read full review
Whats So Cosmic About a Burrito?
Whatever Happened to the Chili Queens
How Did the Taco Become Popular
Who Were the Enchilada Millionaires
How Did Americans Become Experts
Whatever Happened to Southwestern Cuisine?
ls TexMex Food Doomed?
What Took the Burrito So Long
How Did Mexican Food Get into
Is the Tortilla Gods Favored Method
How Did Salsa Become Americas
What Are the Five Greatest
Special iAsk a Mexican Question How and
When Did Mexicans Start Making Food