tacos http://tpr.org en Replay: All Things Taco http://tpr.org/post/replay-all-things-taco <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong>&nbsp;Remember those hard-shelled, spicy ground beef tacos that populated American kitchens a few decades ago? That's not the taco of today. Today it's grilled fish, kosher beef, Korean barbeque and fried eggs. We’re talking all things taco: From the evolution of the taco and how breakfast tacos are a morning staple close to the heart in South Texas, to Kosher tacos and tacos in the Navajo Nation.</p><p><em>*This show is a replay of the August 23, 2013 episode of Fronteras</em>.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:58:24 +0000 Crystal Chavez 24520 at http://tpr.org Replay: All Things Taco 'Mastermind' Behind Doritos Locos Tacos Dies At Age 41 http://tpr.org/post/mastermind-behind-doritos-locos-tacos-dies-age-41 He had a great vision. And despite naysayers, he stuck to his guns and eventually saw a hard-shell taco splattered with neon-orange cheese dust become a staple in the country's fast-food scene.<p>Todd Mills, the inspiration behind Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos, died of cancer Thanksgiving morning.<p>He was 41.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2013/12/03/doritos-locos-tacos-creator-dead/3852005/">USA Today brought Mills' story to our attention today</a>. And it's an extraordinary tale. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:53:00 +0000 editor 22959 at http://tpr.org 'Mastermind' Behind Doritos Locos Tacos Dies At Age 41 Tensions Rising In Texas-Mexico Water Dispute http://tpr.org/post/tensions-rising-texas-mexico-water-dispute <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> Farmers in South Texas are angry with Mexico, part of a water dispute that&rsquo;s fueling tensions between the two nations. Dubbed the &quot;anti-Arizona&quot; bill, California&rsquo;s TRUST Act is moving toward passage. A closer look at that train that derailed in Mexico. Also, the influence of Asian immigrants has brought new&nbsp;flavors to Las Vegas tacos.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:18:13 +0000 Crystal Chavez 17619 at http://tpr.org Tensions Rising In Texas-Mexico Water Dispute All Things Taco: Kosher Tacos, Breakfast Tacos & Navajo Tacos http://tpr.org/post/all-things-taco-kosher-tacos-breakfast-tacos-navajo-tacos <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong>&nbsp;Remember those hard-shelled, spicy ground beef tacos that populated American kitchens a few decades ago? That's not the taco of today. Today it's grilled fish, kosher beef, Korean barbeque and fried eggs. We’re talking all things taco: From the evolution of the taco and how breakfast tacos are a morning staple close to the heart in South Texas, to Kosher tacos and tacos in the Navajo Nation.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:34:14 +0000 Crystal Chavez 17195 at http://tpr.org All Things Taco: Kosher Tacos, Breakfast Tacos & Navajo Tacos Kosher Taco Truck Tours Streets Of El Paso http://tpr.org/post/kosher-taco-truck-tours-streets-el-paso The Southwest border is a place where people and cultures collide and inevitably blend together.<p>For El Paso, Texas, artist Peter Svarzbein, it&#8217;s the perfect setting to introduce a food experiment that compliments his latest project.<p>He combined his experience as a Jew growing up on Mexico&#8217;s doorstep to create a new twist on an iconic dish.<p>From the <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now</em></a> Contributors Network, <strong>Mónica Ortiz Uribe</strong> of Fronteras Desk has the story on the kosher taco.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/k Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:18:46 +0000 editor 17071 at http://tpr.org Kosher Taco Truck Tours Streets Of El Paso The San Antonio-Austin #TXtacowar http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-austin-txtacowar <p>It's a dirty job but somebody's got to do it--find out why breakfast tacos are the best here in our humble city of San Antonio. So I went to my go-to taco place: the original <a href="http://blancocafe.net/" target="_blank">Blanco Cafe</a>.</p><p>Right away I found mother-daughter duo Jo Mascorro and Hailey Saylor -- clearly taco connoisseurs -- who agreed that the Alamo City is the place for traditional breakfast treats.</p><p>"This is a regular pit stop, probably five or six times a week. I come in. I don't place an order, my food appears," Mascorro said with a smile.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:32:36 +0000 Ryan Loyd & Nathan Cone 17052 at http://tpr.org The San Antonio-Austin #TXtacowar Every Taco Tells A Story http://tpr.org/post/every-taco-tells-story <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Consider the taco. A corn or flour tortilla filled with something tasty. It’s a simple concept, but the possibilities are infinite.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:32:36 +0000 David Martin Davies 26948 at http://tpr.org Every Taco Tells A Story