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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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Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food

Posted on · On Friday, the University of Houston Center for Public History’s Gulf Coast Food Project will welcome Jeffrey Pilcher, a Professor of History at the University of Toronto to talk…about tacos. The lecture is entitled “Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food.” Part of the “Food for Thought Lecture Series,” the talk is free and […]

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Video Game Research, Houston Zoo, and Planet Taco: Houston Matters for Thursday, September 4, 2014

Posted on · There’s all sorts of research being conducted into the effects of video games. Some worry that violent games desensitize kids towards violence in real life. Others worry about their impact on eyesight, or how they affect kids’ personalities. Here in Greater Houston, a couple of research efforts involving video games explore their impact in ways […]