The Statistically
Perfect Burrito

What fivethirtyeight’s Burrito Correspondent learned about flavor architecture on a nationwide taqueria tour

anna barry-jester
Sep 18, 2014 · 9 min read
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The Roman architect Vitruvius believed there were three key principles to good architecture: firmitas (durability), utilitas (utility), and venustas (beauty). These apply not only to buildings but to all sorts of objects, the most important of which, for the purposes of this story, is the modern-day burrito.

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The colorful inside of Taqueria Cancún. Photo by Jan Zeschky / Flickr.
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A History Lesson

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La Taqueria in San Francisco’s Mission District. Photo by Alejandro De La Cruz / Flickr.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZcfuwIsDvE
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re:form

A field guide to the designed world

anna barry-jester

Written by

Burrito Correspondent @fivethirtyeight, health producer @Univision. Mitten lover/will work for (good) guacamole. Instagram: annabarryjester

re:form

re:form

A field guide to the designed world

anna barry-jester

Written by

Burrito Correspondent @fivethirtyeight, health producer @Univision. Mitten lover/will work for (good) guacamole. Instagram: annabarryjester

re:form

re:form

A field guide to the designed world

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