On this episode, Aarón and Zarela are joined by their friend Jeffrey Pilcher to talk about the development of Mexican Cuisine; from indigenous, pre-hispanic cultures up to its spread in the United States. Jeffrey is a food historian who teaches at the University of Toronto and has written numerous books, including "Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food." Together, they discuss how food cultures develop, from childhood on, and how individual chefs push the evolution of a cuisine. They cover everything from "trends" in Mayan cooking to the development of Tex-Mex, and Aaron gives his take on what he sees as the current trends in Mexican cuisine in the U.S. and Mexico.
Click here for the Mexican Restaurants of NYC Story Map that Jeffrey mentions.
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