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Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food

Posted on · 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: […]

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Houston’s Signature Food, and Baking Bread: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Posted on · Chicago has deep-dish pizza. Philly has cheesesteaks. Pittsburgh puts slaw and French fries on sandwiches. St. Louisans devour toasted ravioli. Many major cities boast one signature food – one dish that’s served all over town, that helps to define the community, that stands out above the rest. Houston, it would seem, is not one of […]