Planet taco a global history of mexican food jeffrey m pilcher reveals the historical origins of the taco how corona beer conquered the world when the margarita was supersized and more. Planet taco is a scholarly exploration of mexican food conducted by a trip through history i am partial to mexican history mexican food and societal analyses rooted in history. This book is properly informative and covers a breadth of history that i originally did not expect when i made my purchase while on the whole it does an excellent job of explaining globalization of mexican food i found the writing style to be a bit droll and overly academic in places. 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. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more
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