Calling all Taco Aficionados! Nominations Open for newly formed Texas Taco Council
GritoBlast! Texas — Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, authors of Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day, have announced an open nomination for Texas taco lovers and aficionados to be selected for the newly established Texas Taco Council.
Taco Ambassadors will be selected from 10 cities in Texas and provide insider input that will be included in the new book The Tacos of Texas, to be published by University of Texas Press in the Fall of 2016.
The Texas Taco Council will help in identifying the best taco dishes and restaurants from around the state of Texas, and will be featured in the book, sharing their top 10 taco list and insights on the taco culture in their respective cities.
“When we decided to start The Tacos of Texas, we knew it would not only be a huge undertaking but it was incredibly important to accurately reflect the rich histories and cultures each of the 10 cities on our list,” said Mando Rayo, author of The Tacos of Texas. “By establishing the Texas Taco Council, we hope to gather together those influential and knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about their communities and share our deep love of tacos.”
“A great book, like a great taco, demands collaboration among its makers to reach its full potential,” said Casey Kittrell, the book’s editor at UT Press. “We can’t wait to see what the TTC brings to light.”
You can nominate your cousin, your abuelita, your co-worker, your favorite taquero or chef, your local mariachi, cultural icon or historian, or even yourself.
Local taco ambassadors should have a good knowledge of their town’s taco scene, from the well-known favorites to the secret destinations that only locals know about.
Nominations are open to anyone living in the participating cities:
To nominate a taco ambassador or learn more about the upcoming book, visit Tacos of Texas website.