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The Resource Planet taco : a global history of Mexican food, Jeffrey M. Pilcher

Planet taco : a global history of Mexican food, Jeffrey M. Pilcher

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Planet taco : a global history of Mexican food
Title
Planet taco
Title remainder
a global history of Mexican food
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey M. Pilcher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 this book the author 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. The author 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 he 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 Los Angeles., the author 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
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1965-
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Pilcher, Jeffrey M.
Dewey number
641.5972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
TX716.M4
LC item number
P543 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooking, Mexican
  • Cooking, Mexican
  • Food habits
  • Ethnicity
  • Tacos
  • Mexican Americans
  • Sovereignty
  • Globalization
  • COOKING
  • Cooking, Mexican
  • Ethnicity
  • Food habits
  • Globalization
  • Mexican Americans
  • Sovereignty
  • Tacos
  • Mexico
Label
Planet taco : a global history of Mexican food, Jeffrey M. Pilcher
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A tale of two tacos -- Part I. Proto-Tacos. Maize and the making of Mexico ; Burritos in the borderlands -- Part II. National Tacos. From the pastry war to Parisian mole ; The rise and fall of the chili queens ; Inventing the Mexican American taco -- Part III. Global Tacos. The first wave of global Mexican ; The blue corn bonanza -- Conclusion: The battle of the taco trucks -- Glossary
Control code
858861428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299879584
Lccn
2012014835
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858861428
Label
Planet taco : a global history of Mexican food, Jeffrey M. Pilcher
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A tale of two tacos -- Part I. Proto-Tacos. Maize and the making of Mexico ; Burritos in the borderlands -- Part II. National Tacos. From the pastry war to Parisian mole ; The rise and fall of the chili queens ; Inventing the Mexican American taco -- Part III. Global Tacos. The first wave of global Mexican ; The blue corn bonanza -- Conclusion: The battle of the taco trucks -- Glossary
Control code
858861428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299879584
Lccn
2012014835
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858861428

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