Exotic Foods (MM #4056)

The Mason Minute


The mason minute. With Kevin mason. Last week, my wife and I were watching the history channel on Sunday nights we watched a show called the food that made America. And they were talking about tacos. I'll be honest with you. I think I can remember the first time I had tacos. Probably in the late 1960s. I know we were living in Wyoming, so I was in first grade when I had tacos, at least for the first time, or at least when I remember. And they were saying on the show, the guy who basically created Taco Bell was the one who brought mainstream hard shell tacos to the world, and at the time in the late 50s, early 60s when he was getting started, tacos were considered exotic food. And the word exotic just kind of hit me in a weird way. When I think of exotic, I think of like that bizarre food show with Andrew zimmern. Sure. I mean, I've had Elk and I've had ostrich and I've had rattlesnake and I guess those are exotic foods or maybe I don't know. I don't even know what an exotic food is. At one time, tacos were exotic. Of course, now they're one of my favorite foods that have been since forever. But now I wonder when was the first time I had a taco? Was I eating exotic food in first grade and didn't know it? Wow.

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