Author: Deborah Holtz,Juan Carlos Mena
Publsiher: Phaidon Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-09-28
ISBN: 9780714870472
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tacopedia Book Excerpt:

Everything you need to know about the taco. Includes 100 authentic recipes adapted from the Mexican best-seller from fillings and tortillas to salsas and sauces. Richly illustrated and entertaining graphics take on one of the world’s most popular dishes. The ultimate reference on taco culture, Tacopedia is a deep dive into the varying taco traditions of Mexico’s diverse regions. Features 100 recipes for all of the components of an amazing taco. Illustrated with 250 photographs, and accompanied by interviews, stories, illustrations, graphics, maps and more that bring the vibrancy of the taco, and its homeland, to life. Tacopedia’s highly graphic style will appeal to hip taco lovers, food truck enthusiasts, and serious followers of Mexican cuisine, both young, and young at heart.

Food Health and Culture in Latino Los Angeles

Food  Health  and Culture in Latino Los Angeles
Author: Sarah Portnoy
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN: 1442251301
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Health and Culture in Latino Los Angeles Book Excerpt:

Contemporary Los Angeles can increasingly be considered a part of Latin America. Only 200 miles from the border with Mexico, it has the largest, most diverse population of Latinos in the United States—and reportedly the second largest population of Mexicans outside of Mexico City. It also has one of the most diverse representations of Latino gastronomy in the United States, featuring the cuisine of nearly every region of Mexico, countries such as Peru, Argentina, Guatemala and El Salvador, as well as an incredible variety of Asian-Latin fusion cuisine. Despite the expansion of Latino cuisine's popularity in Los Angeles and the celebrity of many Latino chefs, there is a stark divide between what is available at restaurants and food trucks and what is available to many low-income, urban Latinos who live in food deserts. In these areas, access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate foods is a daily challenge. Food-related diseases, particularly diabetes and obesity, plague these communities. In the face of this crisis, grassroots organizations, policy-makers and local residents are working to improve access and affordability through a growing embrace of traditional cuisine, an emergent interest in the farm-to-table movement, and the work of local organizations. Angelinos are creating alternatives to the industrial food system that offer hope for Latino food culture and health in Los Angeles and beyond. This book provides an overview of contemporary L.A.’s Latino food culture, introducing some of the most important chefs in the Latino food scene, and discussing the history and impact of Latino street food on culinary variety in Los Angeles. Along with food culture, the book also discusses alternative sources of healthy food for low-income communities: farmers markets, community and school gardens, urban farms, and new neighborhood markets that work to address the inequalities in access and affordability for Latino residents. By making the connection between Latino food culture and the Latino communities’ food related health issues, this study approaches the issue from a unique perspective.

Food Cultures of Mexico Recipes Customs and Issues

Food Cultures of Mexico  Recipes  Customs  and Issues
Author: R. Hernandez-Rodriguez
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-10-31
ISBN: 1440869243
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Cultures of Mexico Recipes Customs and Issues Book Excerpt:

Mexican food has become one of the most popular cuisines in the United States, with noted dishes ranging from tacos and enchiladas to tamales and guacamole. What are the origins of Mexican food culture as we know it today? Written with an educated—not specialized—audience in mind, the book includes descriptions of traditional and high cuisine, regional and national foods, everyday dishes and those prepared and served on holidays and special occasions. It also discusses ancestral eating habits and the way the food has been transformed under the pressures of globalization. Specific chapters examine food history, important ingredients, typical appetizers, main meals, desserts, street foods and snacks, dining out, and food issues and dietary concerns. Recipes accompany every chapter. Rounding out the work are a chronology of food history, a glossary, sidebars, and a bibliography. This volume is ideal for any students learning about Mexican food and culture, as well as general readers who would like to learn more about international cuisines.

American Tacos

American Tacos
Author: José R. Ralat
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN: 1477316523
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Tacos Book Excerpt:

Tacos may have been created south of the border, but Americans have made this Mexican food their own, with each style reflective of a time and a place. American Tacos explores them all, taking us on a detailed and delicious journey through the evolution of this dish. In search of every taco variety from California to Texas and beyond, Ralat traveled from coast to coast and border to border, visiting thirty-eight cities across the country. He examines the pervasive crunchy taco and the new Alta California tacos from chefs Wes Avila, Christine Rivera, and Carlos Salgado. He tastes famous Tex-Mex tacos like the puffy taco and breakfast taco, then tracks down the fry bread taco and the kosher taco. And he searches for the regional hybrid tacos of the American South and the modern, chef-driven tacos of restaurants everywhere. Throughout, he tells the story of how each style of taco came to be, creating a rich look at the diverse taco landscape north of the border. Featuring interviews with taqueros and details on taco paraphernalia and the trappings of taco culture, American Tacos is a book no taco fan will want to take a bite without.

Saberes con sabor

Saberes con sabor
Author: Conxita Domènech,Andrés Lema-Hincapié
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-09-14
ISBN: 0429782462
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saberes con sabor Book Excerpt:

Saberes con sabor: Culturas hispánicas a través de la cocina es un manual avanzado que responde al creciente interés por el estudio de las prácticas culinarias y alimenticias de Ibero-América, sin desatender ni la lengua ni la cultura de esas regiones del mundo. Cada capítulo comprende aspectos vinculados con recetas, lengua, arte y teoría. Los estudiantes son expuestos a temas de geografía, historia, literatura, política, economía, religión, música e, incluso, cuestiones de género que estarían implicadas en la elaboración y en el consumo de ciertas comidas. Y, esto, mientras mejoran sus habilidades en temas esenciales y específicos del español. A lo largo del libro, están incorporados materiales de internet —como vínculos para videos, registros sonoros, referencias históricas, sitios web de cocina y contenidos suplementarios para la investigación. Muy útil en cursos universitarios, Saberes con sabor es un recurso original y único de aprendizaje para estudiantes fascinados por los placeres del paladar y, de igual manera, con una genuina pasión por las culturas hispánicas.

The Food We Eat the Stories We Tell

The Food We Eat  the Stories We Tell
Author: Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt,Lora E. Smith
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 0821446878
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Food We Eat the Stories We Tell Book Excerpt:

Blue Ridge tacos, kimchi with soup beans and cornbread, family stories hiding in cookbook marginalia, African American mountain gardens—this wide-ranging anthology considers all these and more. Diverse contributors show us that contemporary Appalachian tables and the stories they hold offer new ways into understanding past, present, and future American food practices. The poets, scholars, fiction writers, journalists, and food professionals in these pages show us that what we eat gives a beautifully full picture of Appalachia, where it’s been, and where it’s going. Contributors: Courtney Balestier, Jessie Blackburn, Karida L. Brown, Danille Elise Christensen, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Michael Croley, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt, Robert Gipe, Suronda Gonzalez, Emily Hilliard, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Abigail Huggins, Erica Abrams Locklear, Ronni Lundy, George Ella Lyon, Jeff Mann, Daniel S. Margolies, William Schumann, Lora E. Smith, Emily Wallace, Crystal Wilkinson