Planet Taco

Planet Taco Author Jeffrey M. Pilcher
ISBN-10 9780190655778
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 320
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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 and the inventors of the taco shell, it shows how Mexican Americans helped to make Mexican food global.



Planet Taco

Planet Taco Author Jeffrey M. Pilcher
ISBN-10 9780199911585
Release 2012-09-03
Pages 320
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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 its incarnation as a Mexican American fast-food, shows how surfers became global pioneers of Mexican food, and how Corona beer conquered the world. Pilcher is particularly enlightening on what the history of Mexican food reveals about the uneasy relationship between globalization and authenticity. The burritos and taco shells that many people think of as Mexican were actually created in the United States. But Pilcher argues that the contemporary struggle between globalization and national sovereignty to determine the authenticity of Mexican food goes back hundreds of years. During the nineteenth century, Mexicans searching for a national cuisine were torn between nostalgic "Creole" Hispanic dishes of the past and French haute cuisine, the global food of the day. Indigenous foods were scorned as unfit for civilized tables. Only when Mexican American dishes were appropriated by the fast food industry and carried around the world did Mexican elites rediscover the foods of the ancient Maya and Aztecs and embrace the indigenous roots of their national cuisine. From a taco cart in Hermosillo, Mexico to the "Chili Queens" of San Antonio and tamale vendors in L.A., Jeffrey Pilcher follows this highly adaptable cuisine, paying special attention to the people too often overlooked in the battle to define authentic Mexican food: Indigenous Mexicans and Mexican Americans.



Taco USA

Taco USA Author Gustavo Arellano
ISBN-10 9781439148624
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 320
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The award-winning ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist presents a narrative history of the progression of Mexican cuisine in the United States, sharing a century's worth of whimsical anecdotes and cultural criticism to address questions about culinary authenticity and the source of Mexican food's popularity. 25,000 first printing.



Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity

Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity Author Jeffrey M. Pilcher
ISBN-10 0842027718
Release 2001
Pages 247
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Why was Cantinflas, actor Mario Moreno's film persona, the most popular movie star in Mexican history? Was it because every Mexican - rich or poor, Creole or Indian, man or woman, young or old - could identify with him?



Taco Loco

Taco Loco Author Jonas Cramby
ISBN-10 9781911216100
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 304
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Join Jonas Cramby on a trip through one of the world’s most exciting street food cuisines! Recreate your all-time street-food favourites with delicious recipes that are bursting with authenticity. Crunch your way through the crispiest corn tostada, feast on a classic quesadilla, and then cool off with a thirst-quenching fruit agua fresca. Jonas will teach you all the tips and tricks to recreate these mouth-watering dishes at home, from the best recipes for antojitos (snacks), to dulces (sweets) and bebidas (drinks). Plus, you'll discover how to make traditional sugar skulls to celebrate Día de los Muertos, the simplest way to to make the ultimate tortillas, and the trendiest tunes to ask a mariachi band to play! And, of course, you will learn how to make tacos. Lots of tacos. An incredible amount of tacos. Mexicans are crazy about tacos, and after you’ve read this book you will be too.



Tijuana Dreaming

Tijuana Dreaming Author Josh Kun
ISBN-10 9780822352907
Release 2012-09-17
Pages 387
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Tijuana Dreaming is an unprecedented introduction to the arts, culture, politics, and economics of contemporary Tijuana, featuring selections by prominent scholars, journalists, bloggers, novelists, poets, curators, and photographers from Tijuana and greater Mexico.



Food in World History

Food in World History Author Jeffrey M. Pilcher
ISBN-10 9781134385812
Release 2008-10-09
Pages 144
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Providing a comparative and comprehensive study of culinary cultures and consumption throughout the world from ancient times to present day, this book examines the globalization of food and explores the political, social and environmental implications of our changing relationship with food. Including numerous case studies from diverse societies and periods, Food in World History examines and focuses on: how food was used to forge national identities in Latin America the influence of Italian and Chinese Diaspora on the US and Latin America food culture how food was fractured along class lines in the French bourgeois restaurant culture and working class cafes the results of state intervention in food production how the impact of genetic modification and food crises has affected the relationship between consumer and product. This concise and readable survey not only presents a simple history of food and its consumption, but also provides a unique examination of world history itself.



Real Mexican Food

Real Mexican Food Author Felipe Furentes Cruz
ISBN-10 9781849753982
Release 2014-02-21
Pages 144
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Benito's Hat aims to deliver everything that is exciting and fresh about Mexican food to the people of Britain, banishing old perceptions of heavy, greasy Tex Mex. From the beaches of Baja and Cancun to the mountains of the Sierra Madre, Mexico has an incredible variety of vibrant flavours to offer. All of this rich culinary culture has inspired Benito's Hat's delicious burritos, tacos, soups and salads. Benito's Hat founder, Ben Fordham, and his Mexican chef Felipe Fuentes Cruz have created a cookbook show-casing their favourite dishes from the restaurant, plus many more from Felipe's collection of authentic recipes. In this fabulous cookbook, you'll find Snacks &Starters; Soups & Salads; Main Courses; Side Dishes; Salsas; Desserts; and Drinks. Mouth-watering recipes include guacamole with homemade corn tortilla chips, Benito's Hat burritos with beef birria, pico de gallo and salsa brava, tacos with sautéed prawns, garlic and paprika, refried beans with chorizo, Mexican flan and plenty of margaritas and fruit juices. Felipe Fuentes Cruz was born in Puebla, Mexico and has worked in the US, Spain and now London. While working in a Mexican restaurant in 2006, he met Ben Fordham , who had fallen in love with real Mexican food when he lived in Texas. They had the same dream of bringing great Mexican food to London and in 2008, Benito's Hat was born.



Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel

Dragons Love Tacos 2  The Sequel Author Adam Rubin
ISBN-10 9780735229655
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 48
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The hilarious sequel to the smokin’ hot New York Times best seller, perfect for story time News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time . . . The award-winning creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party return with a gut-bustingly hilarious companion to the bestselling phenomenon Dragons Love Tacos.



Exotic Appetites

Exotic Appetites Author Lisa Heldke
ISBN-10 9781317827757
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 296
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Almost Meatless

Almost Meatless Author Joy Manning
ISBN-10 9781580089616
Release 2009
Pages 148
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"A collection of sixty-plus recipes that deemphasize the use of meat, with tips for buying quality beef, poultry, fish, and more on a budget and cooking with them healthfully"--Provided by publisher.



The Tacos of Texas

The Tacos of Texas Author Mando Rayo
ISBN-10 9781477311912
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 448
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Rooted in tradición mexicana and infused with Texas food culture, tacos are some of Texans’ all-time favorite foods. In The Tacos of Texas, the taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece take us on a muy sabroso taco tour around the state as they discover the traditions, recipes, stories, and personalities behind puffy tacos in San Antonio, trompo tacos in Dallas, breakfast tacos in Austin, carnitas tacos in El Paso, fish tacos in Corpus Christi, barbacoa in the Rio Grande Valley, and much more. Starting with the basics—tortillas, fillings, and salsas—and how to make, order, and eat tacos, the authors highlight ten taco cities/regions of Texas. For each place, they describe what makes the tacos distinctive, name their top five places to eat, and listen to the locals tell their taco stories. They hear from restaurant owners, taqueros, abuelitas, chefs, and patrons—both well-known and everyday folks—who talk about their local taco history and culture while sharing authentic recipes and recommendations for the best taco purveyors. Whether you can’t imagine a day without tacos or you’re just learning your way around the trailers, trucks, and taqueros that make tacos happen, The Tacos of Texas is the indispensable guidebook, cookbook, and testimonio.



Pati s Mexican Table

Pati s Mexican Table Author Pati Jinich
ISBN-10 9780547636467
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 288
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The host of a highly popular PBS series, Pati’s Mexican Table, and a self-described “overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender,” Pati Jinich has a mission. She’s out to prove that Mexican home cooking is quicker and far easier than most Americans think. Her dishes are not blanketed with cheese, or heavy and fried, or based on complex sauces. Nor are they necessarily highly spicy. Surprising in their simplicity and freshness, they incorporate produce and grains. Most important, they fit perfectly into an everyday family cooking schedule and use just a handful of ingredients, most of which are already in your pantry. Many are homey specialties that Pati learned from her mother and grandmother, some are creative spins on classics, while others are not well known outside of Mexico. Dishes like Chicken à la Trash (it’s delicious!), a one-pot meal that Pati gleaned from a Mexican restaurant cook; Mexican Meatballs with Mint and Chipotle; Sweet and Salty Salmon; and Mexican-Style Pasta can revitalize your daily repertoire. You’ll find plenty of vegetarian fare, from Classic Avocado Soup, to Divorced Eggs (with red and green salsa), to Oaxaca-Style Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas. Your friends and family will enjoy Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Pickled Ancho Chile Vinaigrette; Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Aioli; and Chicken Tinga — (you can use rotisserie chicken), which makes a tasty filling for tortas and tostadas. Pati also shares exciting dishes for the holidays and other special occasions, including Mexican Thanksgiving Turkey with Chorizo, Pecan, Apple, and Corn Bread Stuffing; Spiral-Cut Beef Tenderloin; and Red Pozole (“a Mexican party in a bowl”), which she served on her wedding day. Desserts like Triple Orange Mexican Wedding Cookies, Scribble Cookies (sandwich cookies filled with chocolate), and little Apricot-Lime Glazed Mini Pound Cakes are sophisticated yet simple to make.



The Human Tradition in Mexico

The Human Tradition in Mexico Author Jeffrey M. Pilcher
ISBN-10 9781461638421
Release 2002-12-01
Pages 242
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The Human Tradition in Mexico is a book of real-life stories of Mexicans throughout more than 250 years of the country's history. This text does not focus on presidents, generals, and other well-known figures, but rather on the ordinary individuals who faced challenges common to all Mexicans of their generation. Editor Jeffrey M. Pilcher uses these vignettes to explore three significant themes: nationalism and globalization, modernization and its effects on ordinary people, and the struggle for the self. Exploring these pivotal topics, this book personalizes abstract, and sometimes baffling, generalizations on social history by providing fascinating and accessible mini-biographies that will appeal to undergraduate students. In The Human Tradition in Mexico, readers will explore the story of a Mexican Romeo and Juliet, gain insight into the Mexican version of Woodstock, learn to make a fine, aged tequila, and meet the "apostle of the enchilada." These essays, written by a talented group of specialists, will show how each individual contributed to the forging of the Mexican identity as the country went from a struggling new nation to a modern republic trying to find its place in an increasingly globalized culture. This book will enlighten and entertain readers with its colorful and engaging narratives of Mexicans throughout the country's rich past.



Not Taco Bell Material

Not Taco Bell Material Author Adam Carolla
ISBN-10 9780307888891
Release 2012-06-12
Pages 336
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In his second book, Adam Carolla—author of New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks and chart-topping podcaster—reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry middle-aged man he is today. Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Organized by the myriad "dumps" Carolla called home—through the flophouse apartments he rented in his twenties, up to the homes he personally renovated after achieving success in Hollywood—the anecdotes here follow Adam's journey and the hilarious pitfalls along the way. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over fifteen years, yet he never lost his underdog demeanor. He's still connected to the working class guy he once was, and delivers a raw and edgy, fish-out-of-water take on the world he lives in (but mostly disagrees with), telling all the stories, no matter who he offends—family, friends or the famous.



Los Angeles Street Food

Los Angeles Street Food Author Farley Elliott
ISBN-10 9781625855169
Release 2015-07-20
Pages 176
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Los Angeles is the uncontested street food champion of the United States, and it isn't even a fair fight. Millions of hungry locals and wide-eyed tourists take to the streets to eat tacos, down bacon-wrapped hot dogs and indulge in the latest offerings from a fleet of gourmet food trucks and vendors. Dating back to the late nineteenth century when tamale men first hawked their fare from pushcarts and wagons, street food is now a billion-dollar industry in L.A.--and it isn't going anywhere! So hit the streets and dig in with local food writer Farley Elliott, who tackles the sometimes dicey subject of street food and serves up all there is to know about the greasy, cheesy, spicy and everything in between.



The Best Grain Free Family Meals on the Planet

The Best Grain Free Family Meals on the Planet Author Laura Fuentes
ISBN-10 9781592337194
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 240
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Cook One Meal for the Whole Family! Are you looking for healthy, grain-free meals that your entire family will love? Meals made with wholesome, easy-to-find ingredients that are easy make? With the recipes in this book, you'll know you're cooking kid-approved, nutritious meals! The Best Grain-Free Family Meals on the Planet is full of simple, creative recipes for the entire family. Written by author and grain-free mama Laura Fuentes, you'll find more than 170 recipes for delicious, healthy, allergy-free meals that can satisfy big and little appetites alike. Here are just a few of the recipes you'll find inside: Grain-Free Breakfast Cookies Sweet Potato Morning Scramble Veggie Falafels Honey Chicken Lettuce Cups Pizza Mini Quiches Raspberry-Glazed BBQ Ribs Coconut Shrimp with Tropical Rice Parmesan-Green Bean Fries Cherry Cobbler Coconut-Brownie Bites Whether you're Paleo, primal, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, or just want to try something new, you'll find endless ways to create simple, delicious meals with The Best Grain-Free Family Meals on the Planet.