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    FRIDAYEXTRA !
The Daily Astorian
Friday, July 22, 2016
Weekend Edition
Photos by Danny Miller/The Daily Astorian
Gustavo Aguilar prepares a pesto pumpkin seed taco at the River People Farmers Market in Astoria.
Aguilars use
historic trail as
path to cultural
awareness
By EDWARD STRATTON
The Daily Astorian
F
ollowing in the steps of the Corps
of Discovery, Gustavo Aguilar esti-
mates he’s made more than 900 pump-
kin-seed pesto tacos through 11 states over
the past two months.
To create a dialogue around cultural citi-
zenship, Gustavo and his wife, Gaelyn Agui-
lar, have been following the Lewis and Clark
National Historic Trail, making their tacos
and asking people what it will take to truly
live interculturally.
The couple’s “taco encampment,” as they
refer to it, took up a brief residence near the
end of Lewis and Clark’s journey last week
at the River People Farmers Market in Asto-
ria. On his portable, single-burner cooking
stove, Gustavo spread a green pesto paste
made from pureed green-hulled pumpkin
seeds, garlic cloves and cilantro over a corn
tortilla, adding a sprinkle of cheese before
frying them in olive oil for anyone wanting
a taste.
See TACOS, Page 3C
Joyce Senior,
left, shares
a laugh with
Gaelyn Agui-
lar, right, and
Gustavo Aguilar
(not pictured)
at the Aguilar’s
taco booth
at the River
People Farm-
ers Market in
Astoria.
‘Lewis and Clark’s journey was seen as an epoch of discovery.
Our twist is that our trip is an epoch of unlearning.’
Gaelyn Aguilar
cook who, along with her husband, is generating dialogue around cultural citizenship as they travel along the the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
Astoria resident Jean Balkins chats with Gaelyn Aguilar, right, as she takes notes at the
River People Farmers Market.
Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar are setting up their booth, cooking tacos and talking
with people across the country about cultural diversity and acceptance.