Taco 'bout the perfect college class. Following other food based education—like majoring in pizza—a University of Kentucky class is allowing students to study tacos. I know Donald Trump wouldn't be a fan, but you know who would be? El Chapo. His capture was partly because he couldn't keep away from the tasty treat.
The class, seeking to educate students on the Mexican dish (and not the imitation stuff at Taco Bell, Chipotle, Qdoba, and other chain restaurants), is called "Taco Literacy" and it's taught by Professor Steven Alvarez. Yes, the class involves visiting a Mexican restaurant and taking a "taco tour" of Mexican restaurants in Lexington, Ky. where students will inevitably eat. A lot. But Alvarez explained to Buzzfeed News the “literacy” part of the class, full name: "Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the U.S. South."
"It really encompasses more about migration foodways and looking at the South through the prism of food. The course is on food but it’s really about the culture around food," Alvarez said. One of the ways migration is examined is through finding the areas where Mexican restaurants are found in Kentucky. Students found there was "segregation" with restaurants seen in Mexican communities.
There you have it. Taco Literacy is just as hard as any other college course one would take (like wine tasting perhaps), if not harder, no matter what your first impressions may be.