Taco USA by Gustavo Arellano Book Discussion and Potluck

North End Foodie Book Club
North End Foodie Book Club
Public group


23406 56th Ave West basement · Mountlake Terrace, al

How to find us

The basement entrance is on the south side of the building. There is free parking available in the lot.

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What we'll do:
We'll discuss Gustavo Arellano's "Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America" over a potluck inspired by the book. Everyone will pick a dish, either a recipe from the book or something inspired by the reading, to share.

Who we are:
Once a library program, we've come together over a shared interest in food and books. Breaking bread over dinner monthly for almost 9 years, we're still going strong. We welcome newcomers warmly, always excited to hear new points of view and taste new recipes. The group consists of a range of cooking skills, from the occasional to the obsessive, so don't be intimidated - it's low pressure. There are usually 6 to 12 attendees at a meeting. Don't hesitate to message me (Katie Sherrill) if you have any questions about the group.

About the Book:
Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America by Gustavo Arellano
Gustavo Arellano presents a tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine’s tremendous popularity north of the border. Arellano’s fascinating narrative combines history, cultural criticism, food writing, personal anecdotes, and Jesus on a tortilla. In seemingly every decade for over a century, America has tried new culinary trends from south of the border, loved them, and demanded the next big thing. As a result, Mexican food dominates American palates to the tune of billions of dollars in sales per year, from canned refried beans to tortilla wraps and ballpark nachos. It’s a little-known history, one that’s crept up on this country and left us better for it.