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culturally twisted TACOS

National Taco Day!
- OCTOBER 4TH -

Fun TACO Facts

  • People first started eating tacos in the 18th century.
  • Billions of people consume tacos every year.
  • Norwegians are the 2nd largest consumers of tacos in the world. 
  • In France, its common to add French fries or deli meats to your taco.
  • Anthropologists found evidence that the indigenous people living in the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish

culturally twisted taco recipes

Ö Fish Taco (Peru)

Ö Fried Bread Taco (Canada)

Ö Fufu and Banku (Ghana)

Ö Taco Lyon (France)

 

Who is the biggest taco eater in your house?

What’s your favourite toppings?

What’s your favourite shell?

 

Jojo and Maddie both like fish tacos. 

See Jojo’s recipe at the bottom of this page.

preparing to make tacos

1. Check your recipe and pantry before you go shopping. 

2. Consider how many people will be eating tacos or how many tacos you intend to eat!

3. Now do the math to figure out how much of each taco ingredient you need to buy. 

serve tacos on:

  • corn or wheat tortilla
  • masa dough
  • chapatis
  • fried bread
  • crispy shell
  • lettuce leaf

You can make your own shells with a tortilla press or
cook them in a frying pan then fold them or leave them flat.

Click here to watch a 
DIY Flour Taco Shell making video

What will you serve your taco on?

What you put in or around your taco is usually influenced
by your country or family’s culture.

Jojo’s recipes are influenced by Ghanaian, Canadian and Peruvian experience.

MORE taco Facts

  • In France, its common to add French fries or deli meats to your taco.
  • Anthropologists found evidence that the indigenous people living in the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish
  • Mexicans eat the most tacos per annum

taco seasoning suggestions

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Chili Peppers
  • Garlic Power
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Cinnamon
  • Tumeric
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Lime
  • Sugar
  • Sriracha

Jojo’s Fish Taco Recipe

  • Choose a lean flakey fish e.g. tilapia, halibut, snapper, cod
  • Choose your shell (hard, soft, fried, fresh)
  • Prepare (clean, cut, spice up or season) your fish
  • Wash and prepare (dry, cut and season) the veggies
  • Make taco sauce (see recipe below)
  • Bake, grill, pan fry or deep fry the fish (where possible catch or buy wild, local fish

Kitchen Safety Matters. 

Check out this knife safety video 

Ask for help if you need it.

What culture influences your cooking?

Do you have a recipe or culturally twisted cuisine story to share?


Send us your recipe, tell us the story behind that recipe and a picture or two of the finished dish.
With your permission we will add it to Jojo's culturally twisted cuisine collection.

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