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Finding 'American' Food: Tasting The Nation With Padma Lakshmi

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Heriberto prepares tacos in “El Jarocho” stand at Insurgentes Avenue on in Mexico City, Mexico.

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"Okra. Black-eyed peas. Melons. Certain types of Chilis...that is so much a part of who we are. It's not just the food, it's the aesthetic. It's the discourse," says food author Michael Twitty.

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