A Bit of L.A. Taco History
The taco initially came to the California when immigrants traveled to the Los Angeles in the early 1900s. It was first seen as a low-class street food. The tacos that were sold on the streets of Los Angeles were mostly served by migrant woman. While the men were the primary bread winners, Latino women wanted to contribute to the household. Latino women put their skill set in the mouths of people from all around world. Then the taco transformed, it was influenced by the American culture because of the lack of traditional ingredients during that time. This is due to the fact that the ingredients in the United States were not the same as the ingredients that were available in Mexico. As a result, large chains that are still seen today maintain the assimilated taco. In modern day, restaurants and chef's strive to incorporate as many authentic ingredients as possible. The reverse cycle and taking it back to original recipes and ingredients are widely sought after. Unfortunately, now it is becoming more and more difficult to find a true and authentic taco because of the loss of tradition and family recipes. The new workforce is lacking the hands-on experience and know how, they are not capable of keeping family legacies alive.