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Author Arellano, Gustavo, 1979-
Title Taco USA : how Mexican food conquered America / Gustavo Arellano.
Published New York : Scribner, 2012.
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 Floor4  TX716.M4 A74 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Description viii, 310 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 for 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?
Summary 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.
Subject Cooking, Mexican.
Cooking, Mexican -- History.
ISBN 9781439148617
9781439157657 (ebook)
1439157650 (ebook)
OCLC number 741542706