Tacos: Recipes and Provocations by Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman challenges you to see Mexican food in a whole new way. With a non-glossy hardcover and semi-glossy pages, this cookbook has a host of beautifully composed pictures by photographer Evan Sung. The book starts off with an introduction, a section on “The Mexican Pantry” which I found to be quite interesting, as well as a section called “The Chiles in This Book.” Stupak and Rothman then dive into the recipes with a section on Tortillas, Salsas, and Tacos.
This cookbook is not for those that don’t love a challenge. However, I while I haven’t had a chance to try any of the recipes, I cannot wait to, because I think it will have you wanting to challenge yourself more and more. Now, I’ll admit I’m a Mexican food lover and some people call me a Mexican food snob, because I grew up in Texas where Mexican food is not just Tex-Mex. So if there’s a book to make my Mexican food better, it’s this one! I’m anxious to try the 3 Salsa Verdes, because lately I can’t seem to get enough of that stuff. The Cheeseburger Tacos as well as the Carnitas Tacos are on the top of my recipe list. I highly recommend this book to Mexican food snobs like me who are looking to up their game when it comes to cooking their own Mexican food.
I am thankful for Blogging for Books who sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.