Tacos come in a wealth of varieties, in many shapes and sizes. They’re common. They’re creative. They can be cheap, overpriced, exotic, vegetarian, meaty, diverse, simple, amazing works of culinary genius, and gas-inducing toxic train wrecks. They’re often under-appreciated by society, regardless of their quality or cultural background, regarded as second-class food items and judged based on their looks, their place of origin, and the ethnicity of the people who created them.
Yes, I am still talking about tacos.
Most people in America have one thing in mind when someone mentions tacos: a crunchy corn tortilla shell stuffed with sub-par ground beef, dry iceberg lettuce, and cheap shredded cheese. Maybe with some chopped tomatoes on top. The taco is so much more than this boring, misguided stereotype bestowed upon us by Taco Bell. And don’t get me wrong, there’s an appropriate and selective place in all our hearts for Taco Bell, but let’s dare to look beyond our prejudice surrounding the taco. It’s not just crappy fast food. It’s a diverse food, adaptive to it’s surroundings, incorporating cultural food influences and acting as a medium for creative culinary endeavors.
A long time ago, I made a joke about starting a blog disguised as a platform for Feminism, but in reality was just another food blog all about tacos. But the last year or so, everyone keeps asking me “So when are you going to start your taco blog????”
So, at long last, here it is. It might not be pretty, it might not be edgy, but it’ll be exactly what I promised you all: A blog about tacos. Perhaps occasionally, I’ll even pretend it’s about feminism.