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The taco. We’ve all had one. It doesn’t matter where you live. Race, religion, diet. In the last few years, it’s become the new burger. In its simplest form in America, it’s meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes in a tortilla. Host Rob Gokee, a Los Angeles native & author of the book Tacocity, takes you on a journey of not only taco discovery, but the people who took a chance, and in some cases risked everything to bring their down recipes & dreams to life. Every episode is a different story, a unique look into taquerias across the country and a related taco recipe, as Rob walks you through cooking your own tacos in real time!

The taco. We’ve all had one. It doesn’t matter where you live. Race, religion, diet. In the last few years, it’s become the new burger. In its simplest form in America, it’s meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes in a tortilla. Host Rob Gokee, a Los Angeles native & author of the book Tacocity, takes you on a journey of not only taco discovery, but the people who took a chance, and in some cases risked everything to bring their down recipes & dreams to life. Every episode is a different story, a unique look into taquerias across the country and a related taco recipe, as Rob walks you through cooking your own tacos in real time!
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The taco. We’ve all had one. It doesn’t matter where you live. Race, religion, diet. In the last few years, it’s become the new burger. In its simplest form in America, it’s meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes in a tortilla. Host Rob Gokee, a Los Angeles native & author of the book Tacocity, takes you on a journey of not only taco discovery, but the people who took a chance, and in some cases risked everything to bring their down recipes & dreams to life. Every episode is a different story, a unique look into taquerias across the country and a related taco recipe, as Rob walks you through cooking your own tacos in real time!

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English

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424-341-2524


Episodes

Taquitos: Mom's Tacos - Bonus Episode- Tacocity

6/19/2018
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It's a bonus episode/update! We'll tell you what to expect for Season 2, and we drop a brand new cooking lesson - which will be called Taquitos - where Rob & Allison Vanore cook the tacos their mom's made!

Duration:00:21:52

La Tortilleria - Tacocity

5/29/2018
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In the Season 1 finale of Tacocity, we take the podcast global -all the way down under to Australia, where we talk to Diana & Gerardo of La Tortilleria, who make their tortillas from the ground up - literally!

Duration:00:31:00

Taco Trio - Tacocity

5/22/2018
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This week, we talk about the Portland Rum Riot of 1851, and we meet Karen Rasumussen & Manuel Peña of Portland, Maine's Taco Trio. Chef Manny talks about his mole sauce, and growing up the son of a butcher in Central Mexico.

Duration:00:25:00

Cafe Corazon - Tacocity

5/15/2018
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We learn about the history of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and meet George Mireles of Cafe Corazon, who talks to us about tacos, seafood, and cow tongue!

Duration:00:24:00

500 Tacoshops - Tacocity

5/8/2018
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Rob sits down with Catarino, who's on a mission to review 500 taquerias.

Duration:00:21:55

Taco Window - Tacocity

5/1/2018
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This week, we talk about the connection between French & Mexican cooking, and we meet Chef Basile of Taco Window to talk tacos, pastries, why he chose the South LA neighborhood for his gourmet take on the taco!

Duration:00:32:15

Tacodeli - Tacocity

4/24/2018
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We head to the land of Breakfast Tacos - Texas! Specifically, Austin, birthplace of Tacodeli, the king of the breakfast taco. We talk to founder & owner Roberto Espinosa about migrating to the great state of Texas and putting Austin on the taco map!

Duration:00:48:30

Balam Kitchen - Tacocity

4/17/2018
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This week, we discover the origin of Cerritos, California, and we meet Rosendo Jacquez of BALAM Kitchen, and how his gourmet tacos quickly dominated the town of Lynwood!

Duration:00:29:00

Farley Elliott Of EaterLA - Tacocity

4/10/2018
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This week, we sit down with EaterLA Senior Editor Farley Elliott, who talks to Rob about street food and tacos, and how the landscape of Los Angeles food has changed over the last decade.

Duration:00:47:05

The Social Taco & Meat Guide - Tacocity

4/3/2018
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This week, we head to the Ozark Mountains & Arkansas to talk about how the town of Rogers, Arkansas was established, and what amazing food Chef Fernando Martinez is concocting at The Social Taco. Then, Rob walks you through an encyclopedia of Mexican meats! Music this week by www.soundcloud.com/showmeeyes

Duration:00:50:55

Tacocity: Deckhand Dave's

3/27/2018
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This week we head to the state you can see from Russia - Alaska! Rob talks to Dave McCasland, a fisherman who became a cook, and serves up the freshest fish tacos in the North! Then Rob and special guest Robb Padgett make... Snickerdoodle Tacos!

Duration:00:42:39

Tacocity: Tortacos

3/20/2018
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This week, we head to Germantown, Maryland, to discuss it's role in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and how - in 2018 - Tortacos and John Espana have brought West Coast tacos to the East, and how the restaurant was born out of a love of Mexican food. Then, Rob & guest chef Ed Robinson cook a new taco recipe - Carne Deshebrada en Salsa Roja with Blueberry Compote!

Duration:00:47:55

Tacocity: Bill's Taco House

3/5/2018
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This week, we talk about the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, and about a taqueria that rose from the ashes and continues to make what is arguably the most unique taco we've ever tasted. Then, Rob takes you on a chile pepper primer - learn about the flavor & heat level of almost every chile you'll need to cook with!

Duration:00:41:27

Tacocity: Revolutionario North African Tacos

2/27/2018
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This week, we head to Algeria to learn about the food that Chef Farid Zadi of South Los Angeles' Revolutionario makes every day - the only North African taco joint in town! Then, Rob & Allison make Panko Crusted Salmon tacos!

Duration:00:43:30

Tacocity: Corazón Azul

2/19/2018
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This week we're in the small but mighty town of Rialto, CA, to talk with Luis Magana about Corazón Azul & his signature, one-of-a-kind blue corn tortillas, and how food & family intersect. Then, Rob takes you in the kitchen to make your own corn tortillas at home!

Duration:00:45:03

Tacocity: Allison Vanore

2/13/2018
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This week Rob sits down with his sous chef, Allison Vanore to talk about the history of tacos, taco crawls in Tijuana, and what place in Long Beach started Rob's taco obsession!

Duration:00:32:14

Tacocity; Tornandez

2/5/2018
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This week, we interview Minerva, owner of Tornandez Restaurante Mexicano in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, and she talks to us about how she brought the flavors of Puebla to the Garden State. Then, Rob & Allison break down breakfast with a recipe for Potato, Egg & Chorizo tacos!

Duration:00:43:32

Tacocity: Chef Ed Robinson

1/29/2018
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In this week's super-sized episode, Rob sits down with Chef Ed Robinson to discuss tacos, taquerias, sense memory, and more, before they head into the kitchen together to make Bacon Lettuce Tomato Avocado tacos. Did we mention there's drinking involved?

Duration:01:13:16

Tacocity: El Cotorro

1/15/2018
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This week we take a trip to the Southwest and talk about The Order of The Golden Fleece and how it relates to tacos - specifically tacos at El Cotorro in Albuquerque. Then, a vegan recipe for Cauliflower Tacos!

Duration:00:40:21

Tacocity: Diablo

1/8/2018
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What do Maple Fried Chicken tacos and Scotland have to do with each other? This week Rob takes you on a trip from Scotland to Mexico to Los Angeles, and we learn about Diablo Tacos. Then... a Big Mac taco recipe. That's right.

Duration:00:28:16