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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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UT Expansion in Houston, and Teaching Tacos: Thursday’s Show (February 11, 2016)

Posted on · According to the University of Texas, which has purchased more than 300 acres in southwest Houston, the University of Houston has declined UT’s invitation to be part of a task force to plan how the land may be used. UH officials aren’t happy about UT’s planned expansion into Houston, which UT characterizes as an opportunity to […]