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The taco: A handheld history

The taco: A handheld history

Adriene Goodwin

October 4, 2016

You can’t have a taco without a tortilla. The tortilla holds everything together, and is the structural indicator of a taco. One could argue that the tortilla is the actual essence of a taco. The two most popular tortillas (wheat flour and corn) envelope the early origins of what we consider Mexican cui...

Tacos: Food trucks vs. Restaurants

Tacos: Food trucks vs. Restaurants

Raquel Simon Calderon

October 4, 2016

Imagine your favorite taco place. Think of the smell of cilantro and grilled onions, so strong you can taste it, and the smoke rising off the hot grill from afar — but where are you? The taco places one chooses are commonly based on the authenticity, feel, flavor and (for many) the price. For s...