Tacos and Coffee: The Origins of—and Controversies Behind—Our Favorite Foods
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2020

In their new books, Texas Monthly taco editor José R. Ralat (American Tacos) and food-history researcher and journalist Augustine Sedgewick (Coffeeland) follow the histories of the taco and the coffee bean across time and space, revealing valuable insights about culture and power along the way.

Sponsored by Central Market and Wildsam Field Guides

  • Moderator: Jessica Elizarraras
  • Format: This is a free, live, virtual event.
  • Q&A: Please direct questions to the authors and moderator with CrowdCast’s “Ask a Question” button and not the chat box. Questions will be shared with the moderator, and the moderator will attempt to get to as many audience questions as possible toward the end of the session.
  • Chat: Feel free to use the chat box to share your thoughts and virtually cheer for and share kudos with the session’s participants! Disorderly comments will be removed immediately. Please refer to the code of conduct.
  • Books: Please consider clicking the “Buy the Book(s)” button below the video feed, which leads to BookPeople, Texas Book Festival’s partner bookseller. Your purchase helps support the author(s), independent bookselling, and the Texas Book Festival. Thank you.

José R. Ralat, Augustine Sedgewick, American Tacos: A History and Guide, Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug


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