Mexican Food Trucks Reach Out to Muslims
It’s a movable feast. California’s Mexican food truck operators are trying to unite Latino and Muslim communities via their taste buds. The two cultures share a long culinary history dating back to Moorish Spain, and more recently they have something else in common: being political targets. The 2016 GOP campaign warning of “taco trucks on every corner” inspired activist chefs to launch #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque to build relationships between the two marginalized communities. After Islamic services, the touring trucks provide free halal food, allowing diners to mingle and discuss common issues.