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#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner: 10 cookbooks for taco lovers

The United States would be a better place if there were taco trucks on every corner. Here are ten cookbooks celebrating one of the worlds most versatile and beautiful foods to share with your favourite taco belle (or beau)

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Tacos

Nominated for a James Beard Award (Single Subject), Alex Stupak's Tacos: Recipes and Provocations offers neo-traditional and imaginative recipes featuring yuca tortillas, mixed mushroom tacos with epazote pesto, and natas tacos with pickled strawberries.

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Vegan Tacos

Celebrated chef Jason Wyrick showcases the excitement of Mexican flavours and textures with recipes for traditional and creative tacos you can make at home, featuring your own homemade tortillas, salsas, and condiments. You'll make tacos de asador, tacos cazuela, tacos dorados, and many more based on recipes gathered from across Mexico, and the author shows you how to make them all using plant-based ingredients. The long-time publisher of the Vegan Culinary Experience(now TheVeganTaste.com) points the way to making your own taco components from scratch, while also providing quick options with store-bought ingredients. In your own home taqueria, you'll be making tantalizing recipes such as: Tacos Mole with Seared Zucchini, Wilted Chard, and Pepitas Tacos with Pintos Borrachos and Vegan Queso Fresco Tacos Dorados with Plantains, Black Beans, and Roasted Garlic Baja Tacos with Lobster Mushrooms Breakfast Tacos with Rajas, Mojo Scramble, and Pintos Cinnamon Tortilla Tacos with Spicy Cajeta Apples, Pecans, and Agave Crema In these pages, the author shares his passion for tacos with sections on taco culture and history, essential ingredients, anecdotes, and shortcuts that simplify the cooking techniques for the modern kitchen. There is also a chapter of beverage recipes such as Mango Lime Agua Fresca, Sweet Tamarind Tea, and Desert Sage Spritzer; a section on desserts, and how to host a taquiza (taco party).

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Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales

Discover the flavors of Mexican street food in your own kitchen Americans are having a love affair with the taco. What began as affection for the fast-food version--that hard yellow shell filled with ground beef and mysterious yellow cheese--has blossomed into an all-out obsession for the real thing, with upscale renditions and taco trucks popping up from coast to coast. Now, with Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales, chef Roberto Santibanez shows you how to recreate the thrilling, authentic flavors of the taquerias of Mexico in your own home. In addition to tacos, the book also explores the equally exciting Mexican sandwiches called tortas and hearty tamales, as well as salsas, condiments, fresh juices, and even desserts and refreshing margaritas. Author Roberto Santibanez is also the author of Rosa's New Mexican Table and Truly Mexican, as well as the chef and owner of Fonda restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan Santibanez's Truly Mexican was chosen as a New York Times Notable Cookbook of 2011 Using easy-to-find ingredients and simple techniques, this is the perfect introduction to real Mexican cooking for enthusiastic beginners and experienced cooks alike While the flavors you'll find here are exciting and complex, the cooking itself is anything but complicated. With Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales on your kitchen shelf, dinner will never be dull again.

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Taco Loco

Jonas Cramby is a Swedish journalist, food writer, and author of several books on Tex Mex and barbecue. Try out the elotes y esquites, tacos al pastor, and chocoflán imposible

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