From Potatoes to Tacos: How Mexican Food is Making Waves in Ireland. Episode 2

We meet Daniel Hernández, the food critic of the Los Angeles Times. From Cal-Mex to Tex-Mex through Taco Bell and Baja fish tacos, Daniel tells us how Mexican food provides a window into Mexico’s multicultural past and dynamic present. He suggests how we can be open to transnational culinary experiments in Mexican cuisine while honoring the past.

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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