ISLA Scholar in Residence - Gustavo Arellano in Conversation with Jose R. Ralat

ISLA Scholar in Residence Lunchtime Lectures


Jun2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2020-06-02 12:00:00 2020-06-02 13:00:00 ISLA Scholar in Residence - Gustavo Arellano in Conversation with Jose R. Ralat

Join us for a conversation with ISLA Scholar in Residence Gustavo Arellano and Jose R. Ralat, the taco editor for Texas Monthly who just published a book called "American Tacos!"

Gustavo Arellano is a features writer for the Los Angeles Times, covering Southern California everything and a bunch of the West and beyond. He previously worked at the OC Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and editor for six, wrote a celebrated column called "¡Ask a Mexican!" and is the author of several books, including Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He’s the child of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy.

Jose R. Ralat is Texas Monthly‘s taco editor. He has written for the Dallas Observer, Texas HighwaysD MagazineEater, among other media outlets. He was formerly the food and drink editor at Cowboys & Indians magazine. He has been featured by the New YorkerRemezcla, Telemundo, and the James Beard Award-winning First We Feast websites. The New York Times has called Ralat “an expert on the folklore of the taco.”

His book, American Tacos: A History and Guide will be published by University of Texas Press in April 2020. Check back soon for a pre-order link.

Online
America/Los_Angeles public
Location:
Online
Price:
Free and open to the public
Event Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Join us for a conversation with ISLA Scholar in Residence Gustavo Arellano and Jose R. Ralat, the taco editor for Texas Monthly who just published a book called "American Tacos!"

Gustavo Arellano is a features writer for the Los Angeles Times, covering Southern California everything and a bunch of the West and beyond. He previously worked at the OC Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and editor for six, wrote a celebrated column called "¡Ask a Mexican!" and is the author of several books, including Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He’s the child of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy.

Jose R. Ralat is Texas Monthly‘s taco editor. He has written for the Dallas Observer, Texas HighwaysD MagazineEater, among other media outlets. He was formerly the food and drink editor at Cowboys & Indians magazine. He has been featured by the New YorkerRemezcla, Telemundo, and the James Beard Award-winning First We Feast websites. The New York Times has called Ralat “an expert on the folklore of the taco.”

His book, American Tacos: A History and Guide will be published by University of Texas Press in April 2020. Check back soon for a pre-order link.

Poster with photo of Gustavo Arellano