From Potatoes to Tacos: How Mexican Food is Making Waves in Ireland. Episode 1

We speak to Dr Susan Flavin, Associate Professor of History at Trinity College Dublin. Susan takes us back in time to the 16th and 17th centuries in Ireland to reveal an unexpectedly diverse and multicultural food history, including turkeys, fancy vegetables but surprisingly little fish.

Through four episodes, this podcast takes us on a journey through the multicultural history of food in Ireland, with a special focus on the emerging Mexican food scene in Dublin and beyond. We journey from Dublin Castle in the 16th and 17th centuries, to Cal-Mex and Tex-Mex food in the United States, to the emergence of Mexican food in Dublin twenty years ago, to the current popularity of Mexican and Mexican-American street food. Your hosts Dr Catherine Leen, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College Dublin and Dr Melissa Hidalgo, Lecturer in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach, meet historians, food critics and food producers in this podcast generously funded by the Fulbright Commission in Ireland.

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