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The Truth about Tacos

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May 19, 2012
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The Truth about Tacos

A talk about Authenticity + Tacos from TacoConf 2012

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Aaron Quint

May 19, 2012
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  1. the truth about tacos Fucking TacoConf / Oakland 2012 Aaron

    Quint - @aq
  2. By day CTO of Paperless post

  3. By Night Obsessive amateur chef

  4. of _any_ kind No formal training

  5. Graduated with a BA in Art History No computer science

    degree
  6. Well, my wife gifted a knife skills class once. Best.

    Gift. Ever. No culinary training
  7. Thats how I do. 100% Self taught

  8. Feel free to call me on my bullshit. In other

    words
  9. The Keynote. JSConf 2010

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  11. Crafts. Programing & Cooking

  12. Similarities are endless

  13. Draw your own connections. This is a talk about food

    & cooking.
  14. Bacon WAS JUST THE BEGINNING

  15. Pastrami

  16. House special chicken

  17. Cheese

  18. TACOS

  19. and possibly make you hungry I’m here to make you

    think
  20. aka what is authentic food What is authenticity in food

  21. Authentic?

  22. taco authenticity

  23. taco authenticity • The maker (Mexican vs. _)

  24. taco authenticity • The maker (Mexican vs. _) • The

    ingredients (Home made vs. Store bought)
  25. taco authenticity • The maker (Mexican vs. _) • The

    ingredients (Home made vs. Store bought) • The venue (24th St. vs Six Flags)
  26. taco authenticity • The maker (Mexican vs. _) • The

    ingredients (Home made vs. Store bought) • The venue (24th St. vs Six Flags) • The style (2 soft tortillas vs 1 hard shell)
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  28. #71

  29. Being the only white person around #71

  30. StuffWhitePeopleLike.com [It] is important that you fully understand how white

    people view authenticity and experience. In most situations, white people are very comforted by seeing their own kind. However, when they are eating at a new ethnic restaurant or traveling to a foreign nation, nothing spoils their fun more than seeing another white person.
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  33. Not Sagan Sartre

  34. Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness ... To be is to

    be ones own possibilities, that is to make oneself be.
  35. Pure truth of self vs Hiding truth from ones self

    Authenticity vs bad faith
  36. But what truth? Authenticity ~ Truth

  37. Experience as in being, as in experiences, not expertise We

    assume truth comes from experience
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  39. MExicans Make tacos

  40. MExicans Make tacos Jews Make Pastrami

  41. MExicans Make tacos Jews Make Pastrami Italians Make Pizza

  42. MExicans Make tacos Jews Make Pastrami Italians Make Pizza Kansans

    Make Ribs
  43. MExicans Make tacos Jews Make Pastrami Italians Make Pizza Kansans

    Make Ribs Women Be Shoppin
  44. But I love bacon . . . Is it my

    own experiences as a jew that draw me to pastrami?
  45. Do you think jews didn’t want to eat pork?

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  47. Look at all the fucks I give

  48. As in don’t get tricked-into-sick rotten pork in a fucking

    desert trichinosis
  49. Make do. Truth is adaptation.

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  54. =>

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  56. The culmination of n meals in a specific time and

    place Cuisine is a story
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  64. A delicious religion authentic food as an oral tradition

  65. we can worship at the altars of authentic food

  66. Is my bacon for real? But then are we authentic

  67. Yes.

  68. Todd Kliman, The Lucky Peach The more I think about

    it, the more I think authenticity is nothing more than a matter of the angle from which you choose to look. A purely arbitrary, purely subjective surmise of a purely impure thing.
  69. AKA The Chipotle Conundrum is every taco authentic?

  70. It depends is not a good enough answer.

  71. Is it truthful in its self? Is that taco everything

    it can be?
  72. Is it the best taco you’ve ever had? Does it

    taste good?
  73. It is beautiful. Then it is true. It is authentic.

  74. http://twitter.com/aq http://github.com/quirkey http://www.quirkey.com http://dev.paperlesspost.com Thanks!