From simple supermarket kits to high-end restaurant revamps, a whole spectrum of taco offerings now exists for your pleasure. These small but mighty Mexican staples are finally getting the credit they deserve on the worldwide culinary stage. Their spiritual home is the streetfood scene. With this book, you can bring the buzzing atmosphere and high-quality eating experience of street food tacos into the comfort of your own kitchen. Explained simply, a taco consists of a tortilla, filling, salsa and garnish. The salsa is an equally key component to the filling - fresh, zingy flavours are carefully selected to complement the other elements perfectly.
The clever guys behind authentic Mexican kitchen Benito's Hat bring you delicious recipes simple enough to cook up a fiesta in your own kitchen. First there is a chapter of Little Cravings (antojitos), perfect as a pre-cursor or accompaniment to a taco feast. This is followed by a delicious selection of Breakfast Tacos. Next up is a mouth watering selection of Chicken, Pork and Beef Tacos such as Pork Al Pastor with tropical pineapple salsa. Following these are Fish and Seafood Tacos such as Salmon with Spicy Black Bean. Inventive Vegetarian Tacos such as Deep-fried Avocado or Turmeric and Potato really hit the spot, then discover the bliss of a Sweet Taco with recipes such as Chocolate Ice Cream with Agave. A chapter on Salsas, Relishes and Sides, such as the classic Pico De Gallo, lets you mix and match.
From piquillos and shishitos to padrons and poblanos, the popularity of culinary peppers (and pepper-based condiments, such as Sriracha and the Korean condiment gochujang) continue to grow as more consumers try new varieties and discover the known health benefits of Capsicum, the genus to which all peppers belong. This stunning visual reference to peppers now seen on menus, in markets, and beyond, showcases nearly 200 varieties (with physical description, tasting notes, uses for cooks, and beautiful botanical portraits for each). Following the cook's gallery of varieties, more than 40 on-trend Latin recipes for spice blends, salsas, sauces, salads, vegetables, soups, and main dishes highlight the big flavors and taste-enhancing capabilities of peppers.
Winner of the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award for "Reference & Technical" category
Travis Lett’s new American cuisine: Gjelina in Venice Beach is Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant, lauded by critics from London to New York to San Francisco and beloved by stars, locals, and out-of-towners alike for its seductive simplicity and eclectic Cal-Med menu created by talented chef Travis Lett.
Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California is a standout cookbook featuring 125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts that have had fans clamoring for a table at Gjelina since the restaurant burst onto the scene in 2008.
Gjelina evokes the Southern California lifestyle: More than 150 color photographs from acclaimed photographer Michael Graydon and stylist Nikole Herriott, plus a tactile, artisanal package, evoke the vibe of Venice Beach and the Gjelina (the G's silent) aesthetic, and showcase the beautiful plated food of Lett's ingredient-based, vegetable-centric cooking.
Much like Jerusalem Cookbook, Plenty Cookbook, and the Ottolenghi Cookbook, Gjelina is the cookbook for the way we want to eat now.