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Taco Nation/Planet Taco: How Mexican-American Food Conquered the World!

February 9, 2013

Celebrate, discover, and savor the legacy of Mexican food in the United States and the world. Enjoy a lively discussion with historian Jeffrey Pilcher (Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food), syndicated columnist Gustavo Arellano (Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America), and Smithsonian curator Rayna Green. Learn about the popularity of Mexican food in the US, from its indigenous origins in Mesoamerica to the present era of global commercialization.

Part 1

Part 2