Full version Tacos: Recipes and Provocations Review
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 Empell?n 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.?We start by making fresh tortillas from corn and flour,?and variations?that look to?innovative grains and?flavor infusions.?Next we master salsas, from simple chopped condiments to?complex moles that simmer for hours and have flavor for days.?Finally we 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.