Chicano/Latin American speaker May 2: Mexican cuisine tastes

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Chicano/Latin American speaker May 2: Mexican cuisine tastes

Historian, Dr. Jeffrey Pilcher presents his research, “Dos Equis or Five Rabbit? Beer and Taste in Greater Mexico,” at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 2 in the Henry Madden Library (Room 3212) as part of the Chicano/Latin America Studies Speaker Series. A leading figure in the emerging field of food history, Pilcher’s early research focus on Mexico and Latin America has expanded to food in the context of world history. He is the author of “¡Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican Identity” (1998), “The Sausage Rebellion: Public Health, Private Enterprise, and Meat in Mexico City” (2006), and “Food in World History” (2006). His latest book, “Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food” (2012), seeks to show how Mexico’s national cuisine developed through global interactions, particularly with Mexican-American cooks. The free, public event is co-sponsored by the departments of History and Anthropology. Parking is $3 for a day permit, available at dispensersINFO: Dr. Maria Lopes at mlopes@csufresno.edu or Dr. Annabella Espana-Najera at aespanajera@csufresno.edu.

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