For this next assignment, we are to research about a Mexican plate of our choosing. As I have thought about all of my favorites I have realized one common ground- QUESO. I love cheese!! These are a few different pieces that I may use in my assignment. “It’s melted ecstasy- milky, thick and served stemming, … More Research for Assignment 2
Last week in class on February 11th, we had a special virtual guest. It was Gustavo Arellano! He is the author of Taco USA: How Mexican food Conquered America, a food writer and the producer of the Fox show, Bordertown- a spinoff of Family Guy. He took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us as … More A BOOMing Skype call with Gustavo Arellano
Local Taco is a restaurant on S Limestone in Lexington. It is very close to campus and it is one of my favorite places to go!! I wouldn’t ben describe them as TexMex. Their food is more like a fun take on the traditional taco. With flings like Korean beef with asian slaw, chicken waffles and … More A Trip to Local Taco
The following are a few quotes from Taco USA by Gustavo Arellano. “This humble disc, whether made from corn or flour or wheat or even New Age spinach, transmits heritage, race, class and beauty within its circular border with each filling bite, with each crisp fleck. The tortilla is the essence of Mexico” (197) “In … More The Humble Disc
Everyday I feel like there is a new article about WRD 422 Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the U.S. South”. When I found out about the class, I was overjoyed and so excited to take it! Dr. Alvarez emailed me about the course and was intrigued by it because I love Spanish culture … More “Taco About” a Taco Class!