Graduation Date

Winter 12-14-2018

Grading Professor

Bob Sacha

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


America's New Favorite Food focuses on the culinary shift the United States is making. The days of burgers and fries are dwindling and tacos are taking over. This short documentary series follows four people who hold distinctive views on Mexican cuisine. Viewers are also able to experience Mexican food in augmented reality, where they can tinker with the models via computer or phone.


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Introduction to Project to give context

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A chicken burrito being cut at Mexicosina in Bronx, NY. Photo by Sshiva Tejas

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A restaurant owner in the Bronx talks about how he uses ingredients from Mexico to stay true to his roots.

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Oscar Lorea Aguilar mixes dough in a hopper to make tortillas. GIF by Laura Duclos

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Tortilleria La Colegiala is a family run tortilla bakery in Chihuahua, Mexico. See how tortillas are made from start to finish and the heart that goes into the process.

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Chiles en Nogada, the national dish of Mexico. Photo by Laura Duclos

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A chef expert in Chihuahua, Mexico, explains how Mexican food in the U.S. has changed to adapt to American tastebuds.

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Maria Elena Murga cuts pork in her kitchen to make puerco asado in Chihuahua, Mexico. GIF by Laura Duclos

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A homecook in Chihuahua, Mexico, tells us about why she loves cooking and the importance of traditional Mexican food



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