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Deconstructing the Taco: The History and Lore of a Beloved Food with Gregory McNamee

November 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate. The corn in the tortilla comes from Mexico, the cheese from the Sahara, the lettuce from Egypt, the onion from Syria, the tomatoes from South America, the chicken from Indochina, the beef from the steppes of Eurasia. Join Gregory McNamee, the author of Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food, in exploring these many traditions.

This program is hosted by Yuma County Free Library District – Main Library. This is an in-person event.


Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author of forty-five books and of more than 7,000 articles and other publications. He is a contributing editor to the Encyclopædia Britannica and a research fellow at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona. For more about him, visit his web page at www.gregorymcnamee.com.


November 19, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Yuma Main Library – Meeting Room A
2951 S 21st Dr
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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(928) 782-1871
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