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Planet Taco: A Global History Of Mexican Food

Here’s Craig Cohen’s conversation with Professor Jeffrey Pilcher about the globalization of Mexican food.

Jeffrey Pilcher is a professor of history at the University of Toronto. He came to Houston back in September of 2014 to talk about tacos. His lecture was part of the University of Houston Center for Public History's Gulf Coast Food Project.

Professor Pilcher has written a number of books about Mexican food, including Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, and as a food studies scholar, he's examined the role the Lone Star State plays in the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekday mornings at 9:00 on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager,...

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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