Chef Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria | Courtesy of Life &Thyme

What Shapes Our Expectations of Food?

We are now living in a globalized world, where a taste of cuisines from the far flung reaches of this earth can be found within a few miles of our home. Despite living in this global village, we continue to have pre-conceived notions of the cuisine we eat. What informs these expectations of food? How to they help or hinder our experience of food and the rise of promising chefs in the culinary landscape? Listen to the stories of Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish, Wes Avila of Guerilla Tacos and Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria.

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