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133: Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America

From: America's Test Kitchen Radio
Series: America's Test Kitchen Radio
Length: 54:00

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, about the most powerful immigrant cuisine in America and find out why he defends Taco Bell. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of chicken nuggets. We’ll be tasting cocoa powder, then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make great butternut squash soup. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. (AIR WINDOW: October 11-18, 2012)

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America's Test Kitchen Show 133: Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America
In this hour:
—Host Christopher Kimball speaks with Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, about the most powerful immigrant cuisine in America and finds out why he defends Taco Bell.
—Call-Ins with Host Christopher Kimball and Culinary Expert Bridget Lancaster: Chris and Bridget take calls from listeners and answer their cooking questions.
—Hot or Not: Gadget guru Lisa McManus explores what is hot and what is not in the world of kitchen gadgets.
—Taste of America: Host Christopher Kimball takes us back in time to explore the origins of chicken nuggets.
—Taste Test with Jack Bishop: Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of spaghetti.
—Recipe Challenge: Test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making great butternut squash soup.

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America's Test Kitchen Show 133: Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America
In this hour:
—Host Christopher Kimball speaks with Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, about the most powerful immigrant cuisine in America and finds out why he defends Taco Bell.
—Call-Ins with Host Christopher Kimball and Culinary Expert Bridget Lancaster: Chris and Bridget take calls from listeners and answer their cooking questions.
—Hot or Not: Gadget guru Lisa McManus explores what is hot and what is not in the world of kitchen gadgets.
—Taste of America: Host Christopher Kimball takes us back in time to explore the origins of chicken nuggets.
—Taste Test with Jack Bishop: Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of spaghetti.
—Recipe Challenge: Test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making great butternut squash soup.

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Additional Credits

America's Test Kitchen Radio is produced by America's Test Kitchen, in association with WGBH
Executive Producer: Melissa Baldino
Associate Producer: Stephanie Stender
Production Assistant: Kaitlin Hammond
Senior Audio Engineer: Jane Pipik
Segment Editors: Viki Merrick and Samantha Broun; mastering by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media
Production Help: Debby Paddock
America's Test Kitchen Radio is distributed by the Public Radio Exchange