|Photo by Alfred T. Palmer, 1943. Courtesy of the Library of Congress|
The National Museum of American History is hosting “FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950–2000,” an exhibit that explores how post-war social, political, technological, cultural, and economic forces altered the way Americans accessed and thought about food. Last Saturday, as part of this exhibition, the museum featured a live webcast entitled “Taco Nation/Planet Taco: How Mexican-American Food Conquered the World!”
|Gustavo Arellano with his book, TACO USA.|
|Fish Tacos from Oxbow in Clarksdale, MS.|
|Mas Tacos restaurant, Nashville, Tennessee.|
Gustavo Arellano, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America (Scribner, 2012)
Jeffrey M. Pilcher, Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (Oxford University Press, 2012)
Note: Pilcher is also the editor of the recently published volume, The Oxford Handbook of Food History (Oxford University Press, 2012), a comprehensive compendium of various perspectives of food history discussing, among other issues, politics, culture, economics, gender, nationalism, geography, pedagogy, and public history.