Tacos: Recipes and Provocations
- Publish Date: 2015-10-20
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Alex Stupak;Jordana Rothman
Superstar chefÂ Alex Stupak's love of real Mexican food changed his life; it caused him toÂ quit the world of fine-dining pastryÂ and open the smash-hit EmpellÃ³n TaqueriaÂ in New York City. Now he'll change the way you make--and think about--tacos forever.Â
TACOSÂ is a deep dive into the art and craft ofÂ one of Mexico's greatest culinary exports.Â We start by making fresh tortillas from corn and flour,Â and variationsÂ that look toÂ innovative grains andÂ flavor infusions.Â Next we master salsas, from simple chopped condiments toÂ complex moles that simmer for hours and have flavor for days.Â Finally we exploreÂ fillings,Â bothÂ traditional and modern--from aÂ pineapple-topped porkÂ al pastor to pastrami with mustard seeds.Â
ButÂ TACOSÂ is more than a collection of beautiful things to cook.Â Wrapped upÂ within itÂ 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.