Tacos: Recipes and Provocations

Tacos: Recipes and Provocations

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Overview

Superstar chef Alex Stupak's love of real Mexican food changed his life; it caused him to quit the world of fine-dining pastry and open the smash-hit Empellón Taqueria in New York City. Now he'll change the way you make—and think about—tacos forever. 
 
Tacos is a deep dive into the art and craft of one of Mexico's greatest culinary exports. Start by making fresh tortillas from corn and flour, and variations that look to innovative grains and flavor infusions. Next, master salsas, from simple chopped condiments to complex moles that simmer for hours and have flavor for days. Finally, explore fillings, both traditional and modern—from a pineapple-topped pork al pastor to pastrami with mustard seeds. 
 
But Tacos is more than a collection of beautiful things to cook. Wrapped up within it is an argument: Through these recipes, essays, and sumptuous photographs by Evan Sung, the 3-Michelin-star veteran makes the case that Mexican food should be as esteemed as the highest French cooking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553447293
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 116,613
Product dimensions: 7.69(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Alex Stupak earned recognition as one of the world's most innovative pastry chefs while leading teams at progressive cuisine icons Clio, Alinea, and wd-50. But innovation only counts, he figured, if you push yourself out of your comfort zone, and so he left that world to cook Mexican food, a cuisine that captured his head and his heart. His restaurant Empellón Cocina earned him a James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant in the country, and Food & Wine magazine named him a Best New Chef in 2013. 

Jordana Rothman is a veteran of Time Out New York, where she held the reins as the magazine's Food & Drink editor for six years. She's a respected member of the national food writing community and a frequent contributor to print and digital publications such as Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, New York Magazine, Cherry Bombe, MadFeed, Grub Street and Conde Nast Traveler.

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Tacos: Recipes and Provocations 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Tacos has tons of new recipes and tricks on how to make a perfect taco. Alex gives a quick story on his background on how he learned that not all tacos come from a box and then he starts giving advice on how to make tacos the right way. With chapters with how to make your own corn or flour tortillas, which pepper has the best flavor to recipes that showcase a little bit of everything than can be made into tacos, this book is sure to be a best seller! I grew up in Texas and being only 20 miles from the border, it makes you appreciate when you do move away, the taste that homemade is over store bought or even in a major chain will do to ya. Just reading and looking at the pictures in this book, makes you hungry for real homemade tacos! This book will be used in my household! Thank You to Alex Stupak & Jordana Rothman for writing a excellent taco book that this Texan approves of. I received this book from Blogging From Books in exchange for a honest review.
Anonymous 30 days ago
I have 2 Nooks, the newest being a samsung tablet. It's as if this book uses all operating memory. Tediously slow to turn pages, only jumps 3 or 4 pages and cannot get to go past p.52. Constantly crashing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will not operate past tortillas .