Author to speak at U of L on popularity of Mexican cuisine

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An author who is working on a project about Mexican restaurants in Kentucky will speak next month in Louisville on the popularity of Mexican cuisine.

Gustavo Arellano will speak Feb. 9 at the University of Louisville about how the margarita became a popular cocktail in the U.S., how college students love burritos and how Doritos were invented at Disneyland.

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Arellano is editor of the alternative newspaper OC Weekly in Orange County, California. He also writes the syndicated "Ask a Mexican!" column that uses humor to explore issues such as immigration, labor and Mexican culture in the U.S.

Arellano is working on a Southern Foodways Alliance oral history project about Mexican restaurants in Kentucky.

He is speaking at 5:30 p.m. EST in Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library.


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