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Planet taco : a global history of Mexican food

Autore: Jeffrey M Pilcher
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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As late as the 1960s, tacos were virtually unknown outside Mexico and the American Southwest. Within fifty years the United States had shipped taco shells everywhere from Alaska to Australia, Morocco to Mongolia. But how did this tasty hand-held food, and Mexican food more broadly, become so ubiquitous? In this book the author traces the historical origins and evolution of Mexico's national cuisine, explores its  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Jeffrey M Pilcher
ISBN: 9780199740062 0199740062
Numero OCLC: 781680667
Descrizione: xv, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contenuti: Introduction: A Tale of Two Tacos --
Part I. Proto-Tacos --
Maize and the Making of Mexico --
Burritos in the Borderlands --
Part II. National Tacos --
From the Pastry War to Parisian Mole --
The Rise and Fall of the Chili Queens --
Inventing the Mexican American Taco --
Part III. Global Tacos --
The First Wave of Global Mexican --
The Blue Corn Bonanza --
Conclusion: The Battle of the Taco Trucks --
Glossary.
Responsabilità: Jeffrey M. Pilcher.
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Planet Taco examines the historical struggles between globalization and national sovereignty in the creation of "authentic" Mexican food. By telling the stories of the "Chili Queens" of San Antonio  Per saperne di più…

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Jeffrey Pilcher takes us through the many permutations of subsequent Mexican cuisine with a sure hand. Planet Taco does more than trace the movement of a single food item through history and across Per saperne di più…

 
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