Gustavo Arellano on how the taco conquered America

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Reprinted with permission from Guerrilla Tacos, copyright © 2017 by Wes Avila, with Richard Parks III. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photo credit: Dylan James Ho and Jeni Afuso

Gustavo Arellano is the author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” In 2012, he spoke with Evan about how Mexican food made inroads into the American mainstream.

We send our condolences to Gustavo, who recently lost his mother to ovarian cancer. He recently wrote for the LA Times about learning one of his mother’s most treasured recipes.



Evan Kleiman