What Does It Take to Be a Taco Journalist?

“When you’re taking that bite, you’re taking that bite into the history of people and what makes their style of tacos unique.”

By Becky FogelNovember 10, 2016 8:18 am| ,

A whole lot has been said and written about the fate of journalism – because of the digital age. Yet, one aspect of journalism is actually taking off: taco journalism.

Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece are the authors of The Tacos of Texas – and they are living, breathing taco journalists. Rayo says writing about tacos goes deeper than just reviewing food; it’s an avenue for him to discuss his culture.

“I know a lot of these stories and I know where a lot of this food comes from and how it was made because my mom made it, my tíos made it, my grandmother made it,” Rayo says. “When you’re taking that bite, you’re taking that bite into the history of people and what makes their style of tacos unique.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What it takes to be a taco journalist

– Neece’s favorite taco adventure

– How to craft a taco story