Tacos

Recipes and Provocations

by Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman

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.


Recent Reviews

Tacos Are Hot and So Is This Book !

Jenny Hartin

5 Stars

Tacos Recipes and Provocations from Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman is a stellar look at the taco phenomenon sweeping the country. Mexcican Pantry Ingredients, Chiles, Tortillas and every imaginable taco filling is included.…

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Tacos

Theresa F

4 Stars

Tacos: Recipes and Provocations is a cookbook by Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman.  The book is divided into three…

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Review: Tacos

Melanie Dragger

3 Stars

Although Tacos provides a lot of information about tacos in general, including a great discussion regarding  ingredients found in a "Mexican pantry", I was a little disappointed in the book overall. I was hoping for a more…

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Not What I Expected

Leah Richardson

3 Stars

I was very excited to get this book. I was hoping for some new ideas to shake up taco night, but that was not to be. While the recipes in this book are indeed different, I had been expecting more traditional recipes. Many of the recipes…

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