Uh, why didn’t my high school guidance counselor tell me that becoming a taco editor was a career option?
I feel like I could have focused better on certain things with a clear goal like that.
See. There’s blogging and writing. And there is living your best life.
But a taco editor gets to do both.
Pass the tortillas. As of September 18, Texas Monthly will have a taco editor on staff. José R. Ralat, a Dallas-based writer, is joining us to cover all things taco, from reviews and profiles to trends and Tex-Mex traditions. Ralat is one of five recent additions to the editorial staff and the tenth full-time new hire in six months.
Ralat’s addition reflects our continuing commitment to covering Texas’s unique and outstanding culinary landscape. In 2013, we became the first magazine to appoint a barbecue editor, Daniel Vaughn, who’s been energetically covering our thriving smoked-meat scene ever since. As taco editor, Ralat will be a regular presence on texasmonthly.com as well as in print.
“José is one of the foremost experts on tacos in the state and the country,” says Texas Monthly executive editor Kathy Blackwell, who recruited Ralat after long admiring his work. “We are thrilled to have him join our growing editorial team, and to share with our readers his wealth of knowledge about the amazing variety of foods that can be tucked into a tortilla.”
Talk about career goals…