Thursday, May 03, 2007

Some Words on "Real" Tex-Mex and "Real" Mexican

Someone is talking some shit about Taco Bell, even mentioning its founder, Glen Bell.

Seems harsh to me. However, the article does provide some history and definitions of Mexican dishes. Even though there is an underlining bitter tone toward what America has done to Mexican food, the article is a good read.

I do, however, what to give the writer the ol' Schlinder's List talk. In high school, a friend of mine would defend her appreciation of movies like Halloween: 20 Years Later or The Faculty (yes, both starring a young Josh Harnett) by saying: Not every movie has to be Schlinder's List. Some 10 years later, I find this defense is often handy. Not everything people like/appreciate/enjoy/revel in has to be top-notch quality. It can just be appreciated for what it is (or because Josh Harnett is so cute). Likewise, Taco Bell may not be a four star restaurant, using only the best ingredients so let's not judge it as such. It's tasty and cheap and can be ordered from a car. It doesn't claim to be anything more. Isn't that enough?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Michelle said...

Agreed. If only there was a way to order Josh Hartnett from the TBell drive thru...

11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

well then it would be on par with the schlinder's list of mexican food restaurants.

10:29:00 AM  

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