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We Are What We Eat: L.A. Taco Editor Talks About His City's Most Iconic Dish

Trays of Los Angeles street-style carnitas tacos are prepared before the start of annual World Taco-Eating Championship, on National Taco Day, Oct. 4, 2019 on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)
Trays of Los Angeles street-style carnitas tacos are prepared before the start of annual World Taco-Eating Championship, on National Taco Day, Oct. 4, 2019 on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

Here & Now explores Los Angeles’ most iconic dish — the taco — and what food can tell us about the city’s many neighborhoods with L.A. Taco editor-in-chief Javier Cabral.

As part of our ongoing “We Are What We Eat” series, we also discuss the need for more diverse food journalism and how the city’s culinary scene is changing due to the pandemic.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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