Here's to hoping my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America is hitting the cultural caliente list at the right time--and it is, if you go by recent histories on Mexican food published by mainstream publications. I know Smithsonian Magazine is working on something because they called me for c ... More >>
Last week, I reported on how the Oxford English
Dictionary had just included "banh mi" into its august publication, a
wonderful, surprising development. Also in the mix was "taquito," and
that entry just pissed me off.
Oh, I was happy that rolled, fried tacos finally received their due--but
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Ah, the august Oxford English Dictionary (OED), grammatical gatekeeper to all that is proper and just in the world of the English language. The great thing about the tongue of Shakespeare, of course, is how it absorbs foreign words as they inextricably become part of the Empire--and, just this we ... More >>