El Rey Network announced today that United Tacos of America, a Taco Journalism, LLC production, the new docu-travel series created and hosted by ‘taco journalists’ Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece that strives to find the best tacos across the country, will debut on Tuesday October 15th at 10pm.
There will be eight 30-minute episodes that will all air on El Rey Network and they’ll cover the tacos in all shapes, sizes, colors and makes. After exploring the tacos in their home state of Texas, Rayo and Neece wrote two successful bestselling books, Austin Breakfast Tacos and The Tacos of Texas. For their next adventure, they wanted to embark on a journey across the U.S. to discover regional variations of the taco. United Tacos of America follows the taco professionals on a cross-country road trip to discover new flavors and cultures that continue to define modern America.
“I’m excited to explore and learn from taqueros and tortilleras, Abuelas y Tios and home cooks, rancheros and chefs that infuse their culture, family and traditions through the love of tacos,” said co-host Mando Rayo. “This journey will take us behind the scenes of cocinas across the U.S. and showcase this rich food culture and how tacos and Mexican food is and has always been part of the American experience.”
“Good food, especially tacos, brings people of all nationalities together,” said Robert Rodriguez, Head of El Rey Network. “As a foodie myself I can’t be more excited that Mando and Jarod’s show ‘United Tacos of America’ will showcase the love we all share for Mexican food across this country. We are proud that El Rey Network is continuing its mission of highlighting the authentic and positive stories our culture brings to this amazing nation.”
Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece are the series creators and writers. Dennis Burnett is the director and Mando Rayo, Jarod Neece and Dennis Burnett are the executive producers. For a full episode list, see below.@UnitedTacosUSA
Episode 1: “Houston – Asian Mexican Tacos”
Episode 2: “Lexington – Nuevo South”
Episode 3: “Austin – Brisket BBQ Tacos”
Episode 4: “NYC – Nixtamal Corn Tortillas”
Episode 5: “Rio Grande Valley – Ranch-style Cooking (Barbacoa & Cabrito)”
Episode 6: “Los Angeles – Birria”
Episode 7: “New Orleans – Underground Tacos”
Episode 8: “Chicago – Carnitas”
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