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Taco USA : how Mexican food conquered America

Author: Gustavo Arellano
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Presents a narrative history of Mexican cuisine in the United States, sharing a century's worth of anecdotes and cultural criticism to address questions about culinary authenticity and the source of Mexican food's popularity.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gustavo Arellano
ISBN: 9781439148617 1439148619
OCLC Number: 741542706
Description: viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: what's so cosmic about a burrito? --
You mean Mexico gave the world more than just tacos? --
Whatever happened to the Chili Queens and Tamale Kings? --
How did the taco become popular before Mexicans flooded the United States? --
Who were the enchilada millionaires, and how did they change Mexican food? --
How did Americans become experts at writing cookbooks on Mexican food? --
Whatever happened to Southwestern cuisine? --
Is Tex-Mex food doomed? --
What took the burrito so long to become popular? --
When did Mexicans start making food for Mexicans? --
How did Mexican food get into our supermarkets? --
Is the tortilla God's favored method of communication? --
How did salsa become America's top-selling condiment? --
Tequila? Tequila! --
What are the five greatest Mexican meals in the United States? --
What happens after the burrito has gone cosmic?
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Presents a narrative history of Mexican cuisine in the United States, sharing a century's worth of anecdotes and cultural criticism to address questions about culinary authenticity and the source of Mexican food's popularity.

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"An informative, entertaining glimpse into the story of how Mexican food entered Americanpopular culture."

 
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