Library hosts taste of culture

December 5, 2012 by  

A tasteful cultural exchange will take place at the Santa Ana Public Library tomorrow, December 6, when the library hosts nationally syndicated writer Gustavo Arellano. He will be promoting his latest book, ‘Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America’. In addition to his column ‘¡Ask a Mexican!’, featured in 38 markets with a circulation in excess of two million, Arellano is the Orange County Weekly’s editor.

The business card printing company that Arellano uses doubtlessly keeps busy redesigning his cards to squeeze in his increasing list of accomplishments. In addition to being an editor, a syndicated columnist, and author of two earlier national bestselling books he has won several impressive awards.

As a winner of the LA Press Club President’s Award, the 2008 Latino Spirit Award given by the California State legislature and a National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award, the author is in great demand. When it hosts Arellano tomorrow, the Santa Ana Public Library will join the likes of the Today show, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Nightline, and the Colbert Report.

Attendees may enjoy a tasty preview of the author’s presentation an hour before it begins when tacos from Soho Tacos and Taco Maria will be available for purchase. Following the presentation at 7:00 pm, held on the second floor in Meeting Room A, Arellano will sign copies of his book from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Those who do not already have a copy of ‘¡Ask a Mexican!’ may purchase one or more from the author during the signing.