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Thursday, November 15, 2012
5 pm - 6 pm

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Best-selling author Gustavo Arellano, whose work includes the nationally syndicated column “¡Ask a Mexican!,” will launch this year’s lecture series. Arellano will discuss his new book, “Taco, USA. How Mexican Food Conquered America,” which details why the U.S. loves all things folded in a tortilla, when salsa overtook ketchup as the country’s favorite condiment in the 1990s, nachos are the third-largest concession food after popcorn and soda, and the U.S. is the world’s largest consumer of tequila.  He addresses what constitutes “Mexican” food in the U.S.? What’s “authentic” and what’s “Taco Bell,” and does it matter?

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  • Location: Roy G. Cullen Building, Room 104
  • Price: Free and open to the public
  • Sponsor: El Paso Lecture Lecture Series, UH Center for Public History, Center for Mexican American Studies and Latin American Studies
  • Contact: Todd Romero at tromero2@uh.edu
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