Taco Chronicles

    Many of the most popular taco styles have long, rich, little-known histories. Explore some of them in this eye-opening, mouth-watering food adventure.
    Creators:Pablo Cruz
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    Taco Chronicles


    Taco Chronicles

    Volume 1
    Watch Pastor. Episode 1 of Season 1.

    Savory, pork-based al pastor tacos are a street-food staple of Mexico City. But they actually have origins that stem back to ancient Asia Minor.

    Watch Carnitas. Episode 2 of Season 1.

    If you like tacos, you likely know carnitas. But did you know its roots go back to the Aztecs? Take a trip to Michoacán, the world’s carnitas capital.

    Watch Canasta. Episode 3 of Season 1.

    No matter the filling, canasta tacos are truly beloved. Get to know this street-food favorite and one of its most dynamic purveyors: Lady Basket Tacos.

    Watch Asada. Episode 4 of Season 1.

    From Tijuana to Hermosillo to Sonora to Downtown LA, carne asada reigns supreme. But the most flavorful meat is nothing without the perfect tortilla.

    Watch Barbacoa. Episode 5 of Season 1.

    Every time barbacoa is prepared, it starts in the same place: a big hole in the ground. It doesn’t get much more humble -- or delicious -- than that.

    Watch Guisado. Episode 6 of Season 1.

    With guisados tacos, it’s not just the meat -- it’s the stew. We visit with some of the most notable "stew taco" cooks in both Mexico and Los Angeles.

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