At SFA’s 20th symposium, Gustavo Arellano finds the origin story of a uniquely Southern dish: ACP, or Arroz con Pollo, unlike any he’s ever seen.
As Mexicans have made the South their permanent, instead of temporary, home, more tunes are beginning to incorporate it as a setting.
Most Mexican immigrants don’t consider themselves mexicanos. They’re more aligned by city, state, language, or even race.
Tacos can be read. They carry social meanings—they are part of foodways networks of people who conduct their rich lives in languages.
Carne asada tacos are now as Southern as biscuits and gravy, whether people want to believe it or not.
Corn possesses that power to tell the story of a people. Even when rendered as snacks. Especially when eaten as snacks.
There are no debates about cultural respect or appropriation; tonight, everyone is a Mexican. That’s the magic of the sombrero—and its harm.
As Mexicans, we want to celebrate, honor all those who have done a lot of hard work to get ahead.
While part of Fabián’s heart remains in Chicago, he also sees Louisville and the South as a land of opportunities for Latinos.