A History of Tacos

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Carnitas, carne asada and al pastor: By Larry Miller – Flickr: Tinos Tacos, Roseburg, Ore., CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32052457
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Tostadas: Dahyana Yasada R. R., CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Aztec Calendar Sun Stone: Kim Alaniz via flickr

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  • Thank you to all my Patreon Patrons for their support this past month when I was ill. You all keep me going.

    Tasting History with Max Miller 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Tacos is a tortilla w anything from salt to birria inside, it does not matter if fried, roll etc. A burrito 🌯 if not folded can be considered a taco 🌮

    Jose Angel Rivera C 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • “Un taco sin salsa no es taco, es carne en tortilla.” In other words there’s more than just meat and a tortilla to a taco. Seasoning and salsas. It’s a ritual. Go to a true taco stand in East LA or Mexico and you will know.

    Slowly R0tting 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Mexico didn't have Beef until the Spaniards showed up. Absurd that you left out the meats used prior to colonization. Moron.

    Musashi-san ____ 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • A friend of mine came from Veracruz. She used to rip off a small piece of tortilla and use it to pick up some other food, like meat, beans, etc. It would create a small bitesize package. She called it a "taco". That one drawing of native Mexicans sitting around eating reminded me of that.

    Leslie Franklin 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • I honestly wouldn’t say the concept of taco is nebulous at all (tortilla + filling), we just have many different kinds of tacos. The controversy with those Taco Bell style tacos is that we don’t have them in Mexico, and the ingredients are more evocative of a burger to us (ground beef, yellow cheese, lettuce, tomato = burger).

    Naranjo RM 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • I have not seen thiis ep yet but don,t tell me it was human meat fist taco🤣🤣

    chan kil 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • back in the 1960's, i ate at the first Taco Bell in Downey on occasion, and what i can tell you, is that Taco Bell tacos taste the same as they did back then…i find that amazing!

    Violet dreams 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • General rule of thumb, the more heat you can put up with, the better tasting peppers you can eat!

    draggonhedd 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • A lot of folks do not know, but there is a strong influence of not just Spanish but French, German, Irish, Mediterranean, and Chinese in Mexico. I really think you're on to something here regarding history. I think more digging would uncover more.

    chordarrow1 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • how about breakfast tacos

    David Leonard 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • This guy buys a Comal and doesn’t know the difference between Serrano chiles and Poblano chiles. 😂

    Klubberz von Hatzenbühl 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • The real question
    Is taco a sandwich?🤔

    Sergío Lopez 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • White people don't know the difference

    Ivan Hernandez 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • I remember reading that taco just means tossing whatever you have, most often leftovers from other meals, into a taco shell or tortilla.
    So to me, it's mostly about having the tortilla/shell and the right spice profile (cumin is a must!) with whatever you put into it.

    Severinsen 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Oh man tacos. History is the only thing that will make something worthwhile I love your channel

    Lonnie Dixon 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Taco Bell is crap.

    George Garcia 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Im gonna be spicy here: Taco Bell does serve real tacos. Its not mexican, its not "traditional", but they absolutely are tacos.

    Seasoned meat in a tortilla with a sauce.

    Arkhaan 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • What many people (especially northerners and Europeans) fail to understand about tacos and Mexican food in general is that this food did not simply originate in central Mexico and move outward eventually crossing the border into the US, but rather is a cultural fusion of Native American, Spanish, African, Anglo and Arabic food that originated in places like San Antonio, El Paso, and the border regions of SW Texas, and Northern Mexico. Tamales are documented by Cortez 500 years ago and were Aztec food, while the some of the earliest tacos were Native American food found in Texas and New Mexico. Those tacos consisted of wild game, and wild vegetables wrapped in tortillas made from ground maize and water.

    Zachdavis555 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Remove the seeds… from Serranos? LOL, throw a bit of Habanero in there!
    "You're not from around these parts, are you?"

    ggardner1138 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Thank you for your wonderful content!! Greetings from San Antonio, Texas! I have strong opinions (for myself only though-everyone else can do what they want 😂)
    I have searched the city for different types of tacos. Here’s how I eat mine at home these days (and subject to change😂).
    First, a blue corn tortilla. Then, cilantro and cojita dressing from H‑E‑B. Then a small amount of salad mix and finally, a green chickpea falafel!!! Yummmm and I can eat it everyday without worrying about wrecking havoc on my health! Thanks again for your amazing channel!

    Teal McDonald 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Sugar is the answer to too spicy food. Just let the sugar lay in your mouth until it is no longer burning in your mouth.

    Leree Cardona Telisky 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Tacos are like sandwiches: it’s the food that holds the other food while you eat food

    Gideon Mele 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Nah there was a mexican lady who showed Bell how she made tacos n he made them like her deep fried like the original taco in cali basically a Jack in the box taco ..then he changed it n did his own thing

    Andre Carter 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • Max: "hard shell tacos aren't American"

    Also Max: "An american invented hard shells and an American invented taco seasoning"

    pummer 17/10/2022 pm4:04
  • 9:37 Taco = short, stocky person. Yep, that's me, partly because of tacos and i approve this usage

    Ville 17/10/2022 pm4:04