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Beyond Tacos: Neighborhood by Neighborhood, Bite by Bite

CB Book Club: José R. Ralat’s “American Tacos: A History and Guide”

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By Culinary Backstreets
Mexico City -- We recently spoke to José R. Ralat, the taco editor at Texas Monthly and an expert on local, regional and national taco scenes, about his new book, American Tacos: A History and Guide (University of Texas Press, April 2020), which is the first history of tacos developed in the United States. Read more
Mexico City -- We recently spoke to José R. Ralat, the taco editor at Texas Monthly and an expert on local, regional and national taco scenes, about his new book, “American Tacos: A History and Guide” (University of Texas Press, April 2020), which is the first history of tacos developed in the United States.

While we knew of Ralat’s work and his (enviable) position as the country’s first taco editor, we learned more about American Tacos in the fascinating conversation he had with Paco de Santiago, our lead guide in Mexico City, as part of Conde’s Chronicles on Instagram Live. So we were delighted to chat with Ralat about his book and the rise of the “American taco.” Read more
September 3, 2020

Staying Afloat: One Family Farm’s Pandemic Struggles in Xochimilco

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By Lydia Carey
Mexico City Like a lot of us, the Galicia family was looking forward to 2020. Farming along the city’s southern canals for generations, they are stewards of the chinampa agricultural system, one of the oldest on the planet. For the past eight years they have been slowly converting their man-made plot – built on top of the city’s shallow lakebeds – into a fully organic farm. Read more
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