Guerrilla Tacos

Guerrilla Tacos

Recipes From the Streets of L.A

Book - 2017
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In a town overrun with taco trucks, Wes Avila's Guerrilla Tacos has managed to win almost every accolade there is, from being crowned Best Taco Truck by LA Weekly to being called one of the best things to eat in Los Angeles by living legend Jonathan Gold. Avila's approach stands out in a crowded field because it's unique; the 50 base recipes in this book are grounded in authenticity but never tied down to tradition. Wes uses ingredients like kurobata sausage and sea urchin, but his bestselling taco is made from the humble sweet potato. From basic building blocks to how to balance flavor and texture, with comic-inspired illustrations and stories throughout, Guerrilla Tacos is the final word on tacos from the streets of L.A.
Publisher: California :, Ten Speed Press,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399578632
0399578633
Branch Call Number: 641.59794 AVI NVD
Characteristics: 269 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

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EvonneMarie Jun 19, 2018

I am so "On the Fence" about this book.
The exotic foodie in me LOVES it!
The practical desert dwelling mom in me says a lot of recipes require fresh expensive seafood that is just not available here.
The cookbook lover in me says "Is it a cookbook? Or an autobiography?"
The artist part of me loves all the pictures, both of the LA area, and the food.
The background story of the chef is interesting to read, and it is well written. The recipes are AMAZING. If you are not on the adventurous side, it may seem a bit overwhelming with things like Oxtail Tacos or Duck Heart Tacos, Tuna Poke and Sea Urchin Tostadas, or Turkey Neck Confit Burrito.
If most of your cooking comes from a box, this is not a cookbook for you.
If you live outside the box, and are looking for some fun new flavors, check this out!
P.S. You may fall in love and have to actually buy it to enjoy it fully.

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howiecat
Mar 06, 2018

I loved it. It was not only the food it was the story. The book is very easy to read. The photos gorgeous. I don't know when I enjoyed a cookbook as much as this one.

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EvonneMarie Jun 19, 2018

EvonneMarie thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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EvonneMarie Jun 19, 2018

Exotic ingredients pair with every day staples to make a party on your plate.

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