tacos

Mónica Ortiz Uribe / Fronteras

Fronteras: Farmers in South Texas are angry with Mexico, part of a water dispute that’s fueling tensions between the two nations. Dubbed the "anti-Arizona" bill, California’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 flavors to Las Vegas tacos.

Kosher Taco Truck Tours Streets Of El Paso

Aug 21, 2013

The Southwest border is a place where people and cultures collide and inevitably blend together.

For El Paso, Texas, artist Peter Svarzbein, it’s the perfect setting to introduce a food experiment that compliments his latest project.

He combined his experience as a Jew growing up on Mexico’s doorstep to create a new twist on an iconic dish.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Mónica Ortiz Uribe of Fronteras Desk has the story on the kosher taco.

David Martin Davies

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 Blanco Cafe.

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.

"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.

David Martin Davies

 

Consider the taco. A corn or flour tortilla filled with something tasty. It’s a simple concept, but the possibilities are infinite. 

As Americans have taken to the taco, this culinary import has been adopted, adapted and transformed north of the border.

Pages