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Gustavo Arellano's Author Reading: Taco USA

Saturday, August 18, 2012
7:00PM




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Gustavo Arellano's Author Reading
Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America

Arellano presents an entertaining, tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine's tremendous popularity in el Norte. In the tradition of Bill Buford's Heat and Calvin Trillin's The Tummy Trilogy, Arellano's fascinating narrative combines history, cultural criticism, personal anecdotes, and Jesus on a tortilla.

Taco USA addresses the all-important questions: What exactly constitutes "Mexican" food in the United States? How did it get here? What's "authentic" and what's "Taco Bell," and does it matter? What's so cosmic about a burrito? And why do Americans love Mexican food so darn much?

Gustavo Arellano is the editor of the OC Weekly, author of the syndicated column, ¡Ask a Mexican! and a proud zacatecano from Jerez!

For more info on the author visit his website: www.gustavoarellano.net

There will be delicious food available for purchase by the valley's own La Guayaba Kitchen!
Category Literature
When Saturday, August 18, 2012
7:00PM
Where Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore
13197-A Gladstone Ave.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Admission Ages: All Ages
Price: Free
Contact 818-939-3433
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