The crispy taco Vasquez sold for $.85 cost $1.17 to make
March 13, 2018 1:13 AM Subscribe
Overshadowed by barbecue in its home state, Tex-Mex is the most important, least understood regional cuisine in America
The standard narrative about Tex-Mex is that it’s an inauthentic, unartful, cheese-covered fusion, the kind of eating meant to be paired with unhealthy amounts of alcohol or to cure the effects thereof. There’s a lot of easy-melt cheese, the margaritas are made with a mix, and the salsas come from a bottle. In our snackwave food moment, Tex-Mex receives the same amount of affection and respect as a Doritos Locos taco or a microwaved burrito — a processed, comforting, lovable American monster.
Those assumptions are entirely wrong.