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    How Mexican Food Conquered the World

    Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of Mexican cuisine in the U.S., from its indigenous origins in Mesoamerica to the present era of global commercialization. Panelists included Jeffrey Pilcher, historian and author of Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, Gustavo Arellano, syndicated columnist and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and Smithsonian curator Rayna Green.

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