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Food Critic Now Halfway Through Taco-A-Day Quest. Will He Fold?

San Antonio Express-News food censor Mike Sutter has already eaten about 700 tacos during his yearlong taco-a-day quest.

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San Antonio Express-News food censor Mike Sutter has already eaten about 700 tacos during his yearlong taco-a-day quest.

San Antonio Express-News

One taco is good, though dual tacos are better. By that reasoning, hundreds of tacos should be incredible.

And Mike Sutter, food censor for a San Antonio Express-News, is now about median by his “365 Days of Tacos” query to eat during a opposite taco corner each day for a year. So far, he’s consumed about 700 tacos.

This Food Critic Will Take The Taco. Again. And Again. And Again.

Back in January, NPR’s Kelly McEvers talked to Sutter as he set off on his taco trek. He did it before in 2015, when he consumed a whopping 1,600 of them. But afterwards he changed to San Antonio, a city where tacos are a partial of a fabric of life, and where some taquerias have been around for decades. The challenge, he told us during a start, would be tying himself to only 365 opposite kinds.

Six months in, we suspicion we’d taco hitch how it’s going. A twin of a review follows, edited for clarity and brevity.

Kelly McEvers: Be honest. Are we ill of tacos?

Mike Sutter: No, given we can put so many opposite things inside of a taco. It’s only an gigantic wonderland of choices – a consistent being a tortilla. But even that, [with] flour or corn, we can greaten your choices by two, and it only becomes this forever rolling equation.

What are some of a surprises given we talked to we in January?

I consider I’ve had some surprising proteins. we found some smarts in my barbacoa. we found a knucklebone in my cabrito. But that’s arrange of an occupational jeopardy – any full animal fry is a hit sport. This is a NFL of tacos.

For those people who do not live in taco country, what knowledge do we have to explain to them? What have we schooled that we can learn us as a nation?

I consider we have to honour a tortilla. That’s a series one thing. The large disproportion in San Antonio is how many places make their possess tortillas. And that creates a outrageous disproportion given it’s a uninformed bakery product. But a bigger lesson, we think, is that we have to be clever not to call all we put in a tortilla a taco, in a same approach that we don’t wish to call each domestic liaison a “gate,” given it starts to remove the definition after a while.

NPR’s Laurel Dalrymple contributed to this report.