If tacos are your favorite food, you can now study them as part of a University of Kentucky course. The undergraduate class taught by Steven Alvarez is called 'Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the US South.' The state has one of the highest Latino populations in the United States, so of all the places to study tacos, a University of Kentucky course isn't too farfetched.
The assistant professor at the college's department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies focuses on Mexican foodways in the Southern US. The coursework involves reviewing Mexican restaurants, learning about the cultural significance of Mexican cuisine and using food to build social connection. By the end of the course on tacos, students will have a multimedia food journalism portfolio and "be over the fajita stage of Mexican food."
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