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Planet Taco A Global History of Mexican Food

Author: Jeffrey M Pilcher
Publisher: Cary Oxford University Press, USA 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Planet Taco, Jeffrey Pilcher traces the historical origins and evolution of Mexico's national cuisine, explores  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey M Pilcher
ISBN: 9780199740062 0199740062 9780199908486 0199908486
OCLC Number: 927987395
Description: 1 online resource (311 p.)
Contents: Preface ; Introduction A Tale of Two Tacos ; Part I Proto-Tacos ; Chapter 1. Maize and the Making of Mexico ; Chapter 2. Burritos in the Borderlands ; Part II National Tacos ; Chapter 3. From the Pastry War to Parisian Mole ; Chapter 4. The Rise and Fall of the Chili Queens ; Chapter 5. Inventing the Mexican American Taco ; Part III Global Tacos ; Chapter 6. The First Wave of Global Mexican ; Chapter 7. The Blue Corn Bonanza ; Conclusion The Battle of the Taco Trucks ; Notes ; Select Bibliography ; Index
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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  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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