From Potatoes To Tacos: How Mexican Food is Making Waves in Ireland. Episode 3

Lily Ramírez-Foran, the madrina of Mexican food in Ireland, shares her journey from Monterrey to Dublin and how her food pantry Picado draws on her family’s rich tradition of making tortillas. From adapting recipes to a rainy climate to sharing her love of Mexican food with Ireland, Lily explains the power of food to bring people together and enhance our lives.

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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