Taco Chronicles is an American-Mexican documentary streaming television series focusing on tacos, Mexico's favorite street food. There is rich history and culture behind each variety of tacos, and the series tries to be both educational and stylish about the different kinds and where they come from, through interviews with food writers, experts, and owners of the stands seen on the streets, who describe them and the ingredients in depth.
|Created by||Pablo Cruz|
|Country of origin||United States/Mexico|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||24-33 minutes|
|Original release||July 12, 2019 –|
It premiered on Netflix on July 12, 2019. Its second volume / season premiered on September 15, 2020.
|Volume One||6||July 12, 2019|
|Volume Two||7||September 15, 2020|
Volume 1 (2019)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Pastor"||Carlos Perez Osorio||July 12, 2019|
|Savory, pork-based al pastor tacos are a street-food staple of Mexico City. But they actually have origins that stem back to ancient Asia Minor.|
|2||2||"Carnitas"||Carlos Perez Osorio||July 12, 2019|
|If you like tacos, you likely know carnitas. But did you know its roots go back to the Aztecs? Take a trip to Michoacán, the world’s carnitas capital.|
|3||3||"Canasta"||Carlos Perez Osorio||July 12, 2019|
|No matter the filling, canasta tacos are truly beloved. Get to know this street-food favorite and one of its most dynamic purveyors: Lady Basket Tacos.|
|4||4||"Asada"||Carlos Perez Osorio||July 12, 2019|
|From Tijuana to Hermosillo to Sonora to Downtown LA, carne asada reigns supreme. But the most flavorful meat is nothing without the perfect tortilla.|
|5||5||"Barbacoa"||Carlos Perez Osorio||July 12, 2019|
|Every time barbacoa is prepared, it starts in the same place: a big hole in the ground. It doesn’t get much more humble -- or delicious -- than that.|
|6||6||"Guisado"||Carlos Perez Osorio||July 12, 2019|
|With guisados tacos, it’s not just the meat -- it’s the stew. We visit with some of the most notable "stew taco" cooks in both Mexico and Los Angeles.|
Volume 2 (2020)Edit
|Title||Directed by ||Original release date |
|7||1||"Suadero"||Santiago Fabregas||September 15, 2020|
|Urban and nocturnal, the suadero taco is the perfect hangover cure. It's the Mexican cousin to American beef brisket, but with more spice and bite.|
|8||2||"Cochinita"||Santiago Fabregas||September 15, 2020|
|The cochinita pibil is a Mayan pit-roasted pork delicacy, passed down over the centuries and preserved, even after colonization, like a sacred ritual.|
|9||3||"Cabrito"||Santiago Fabregas||September 15, 2020|
|The cabrito, or kid taco, springs from a goat herding tradition that can be traced to Iran and Lebanon. It's now become emblematic of northern Mexico.|
|10||4||"American Taco"||Santiago Fabregas||September 15, 2020|
|The American taco is, of course, an import — but much changed after assimilation! Distinguished by its hard or puffy shell, it's still delicious.|
|11||5||"Burrito"||Santiago Fabregas||September 15, 2020|
|The convenience of the burrito — a good-sized flour tortilla tucked in at both ends so nothing wrapped inside spills — is from Mexico's northern states.|
|12||6||"Birria"||Santiago Fabregas||September 15, 2020|
|To dunk or not to dunk? To spoon or not to spoon? The crucial aspect of the birria taco is its broth, a sumptuous blend of goat meat juices and spices.|
|13||7||"Pescado"||Santiago Fabregas||September 15, 2020|
|The best fish tacos come from the Mexican Pacific coast, with a nod to Japan for the crispy, tempura-like breading and emphasis on freshness.|
The full first season, consisting of six episodes, premiered on Netflix streaming on July 12, 2019.
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