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A.P.E.X. Events: Gustavo Arellano | Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America

Published: August 24, 2018 | Category: Special Events

How Mexican Food Conquered America with Gustavo ArellanoThursday, September 13, A.P.E.X. Events presents award-winning columnist, author, and food activist Gustavo Arellano. His appearance and book are entitled, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Audience members will discover how a rich heritage’s culinary traditions have influenced our everyday dining experiences throughout America. The book Taco USA will also be available for purchase and signing. Please join us in the Gilbert Great Hall at 11:30 AM on September 13. This event is free and open to the public.

Arellano is the author of several books such as Orange County: A Personal History and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Gustavo, has worked for the Los Angeles Times. Formerly he was editor of OC Weekly and penned the award-winning “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a nationally syndicated column. Gustavo has received awards such as the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Best Columnist, Los Angeles Press Club President’s Award, Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and others. Gustavo is a lifelong resident of Orange County and is the proud son of two Mexican immigrants, one whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy.

Taco USA debunks the myths of what we perceive as Mexican food in America and speaks to the cultural impact of Latin America on our tastes and senses. Arellano explains how many recipes were conceived and/or were altered and modified after crossing the border. “Gustavo Arellano…is perhaps the greatest (and only) living scholar of Mexican-American fast food.” (New York Times)

“A.P.E.X. is proud to have Gustavo Arellano join us on our campus! In our mission to bring diversity and culture to our audience we are thrilled to have Gustavo deepen our perceptions of a favorite American food culture. All who attend are sure to enjoy – buen provecho!!”

Contact Information:

Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events
vartan@suu.edu