The stories and experiences told by the host Isidro Salas, who has personally spent more than 10,000 hours not just making, but more importantly, eating tacos. The taco truck that produced a whole bunch of tacos in the 80s and 90s in a little busy corner of East San Jose. A truck ran by immigrants from Mexico who, along with their children, were part of a growing movement to sell as many tacos as they could - not just survive but also to to be a part of the American Dream.
One to get Tacos
Welcome to our fourth season of 10,000 Tacos!
In honor of my father's passing, we are dedicating this season to what we call "The Friendship Economy."
My parents practiced this way of living, and it helped shape how I view this world. Empathy, compassion, discipline, and accountability are some examples of what the Friendship Economy looks like and how it works.
I also give my father's eulogy in this episode. I'm so proud to be the son of a TAQUERO!
Let it Burn
How do you flip tortillas?
For me, it’s always been normal to flip tortillas with my bare hands. I’ve always thought that flipping tortillas with tongs, or any other device (a forklift) is not normal. But somehow, I’ve got it flipped.
Today on this episode I tell you why I think it is normal. And how and why it’s important to flip tortillas with your bare hands.
I guess people play it safe by using tongs. I guess people just don’t want to get burnt.
It turns out, flipping tortillas with your bare hands is not normal. People have often said to me, “Are you crazy?”
But by playing it safe, you miss out in life’s greatest gift. And that gift, in my opinion, is exercising your senses.
Though it may burn a tiny bit, flipping tortillas with your bare hands is worth trying. It’s worth trying because it gets you closer to your senses. And your senses are key to your awareness. Being aware puts you closer to the earth, it grounds you, and it helps you to make better choices.
TAQUOTE: “Better choices lead to better tacos!”
A big thanks to Flobama, Screech Beats and CZRMGA for the theme song!
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Salsa Network (REPLAY)
Today’s episode originally published in JUNE 2018. It’s also my father’s birthday.
So today we take a look back at the connections that brought my siblings and I to this country.
The Network - the things that needed to happen, the people who needed to meet in order for me to be here today.
In loving memory -
06-24-36 to 05-12-20
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Five Dollar Crisis
This episode speaks about the questions we ask that serve us no real purpose. And it stems, for me at least, from a time I was wronged while working in the taco truck.
“Questions that Waste Time”
What are the lessons I learned from the day someone took 5 dollars from my hand and ran away?
Today in this episode, I tell you about this friend of mine named Nacho and how he did not snitch (tattletale) on me.
And how his actions ultimately changed the course of my young life.