The $16 Taco

This reading is very interesting point of view of the ethnic and geography of food. The fact that all over the U.S people are turning their backs to traditional fine dining in favor of casual food experiences seems like a good thing but it kind of takes away from the importance of things. This book shows how food can emplace and displace immigrants, this can be related back to the “Chicken” reading and what happened to the immigrants and how they were treated. Another thing I found interesting to read about is the “cosmopolitanization” which is an ‘non-linear, dialectical process in which the universal and particular, the similar and the dissimilar, the global and the local are to be conceived not as cultural polarities, but as interconnected and reciprocally interpenetrating principles’ that is happening in the big cities but also the smaller surrounding cities.

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