Taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece are turning their taco expertise into a new digital documentary series. Tacos of Texas, based on their book of the same name, will explore all facets of tacos in the Lone Star state, from taco gentrification to tortillas, according to the release, as well as connect with the immigrants keeping taco traditions alive in America.
Rayo and Neece serve as co-producers and hosts of the digital series, which will appear on Indie Lens Storycast’s YouTube channel in partnership with PBS Digital Studios and ITVS. There will be seven episodes, premiering sometime in late summer or early fall.
“Tacos always taste better when you know the story behind the tortilla,” Neece said in a statement. They’ll dig into puffy tacos in San Antonio, migas in Austin, carnitas in El Paso, and the Rio Grande Valley’s barbacoa. Other cities include Brownsville, Houston, Corpus Christi, and Dallas. They’re currently in the middle of filming, which will continue into the summer.
They also wrote Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day, which published in 2013.