José R. Ralat is living the dream. Next week, he begins a new job as the country’s first taco editor for Texas Monthly (which FYI also has a barbecue editor).
“It’s a dream job,” he told The New York Times. “I had wanted to do something like this for a long time.”
Ralat, who has written about tacos for about a decade, contributed to Texas Monthly’s 2015 taco issue, which helped Dan Goodgame, the magazine’s editor in chief, see how nuanced José could be on the topic. While Ralat isn’t Mexican – he was born in Puerto Rico – this culture is important to him. (His wife is Mexican American.)
— José R. Ralat (@TacoTrail) August 30, 2019
Plenty have taken to Twitter to share their well wishes for Ralat and to admit they’re a little jealous.
hello i have found the world's greatest job https://t.co/nURBsNMHRk
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) September 10, 2019
I’ve made many mistakes in my career, the most egregious of which was leaving Texas before trying to land a Taco Editor position at a statewide publication. Drats! https://t.co/2Zb6huqBVX
— Brandon Cox (@BrandonJCox) September 12, 2019
Texas Monthly just announced it hired its first-ever taco editor. A TACO EDITOR. IS A JOB. THAT SOMEONE GETS TO HAVE.
I'm rethinking literally everything about my chosen field of expertise
— Jolie Kerr (@joliekerr) September 10, 2019