Author(s): Sara Deseran
A collection of recipes for fun, accessible taqueria fare--including colorful salsas, tasty snacks, irresistible cocktails, and of course tacos galore--from the wildly popular San Francisco restaurants and food stall, Tacolicious. As their legions of fans can attest, Tacolicious is all about delicious, authentic, fresh Cal-Mexican fare--eaten in a fun, communal atmosphere. "Tacolicious" translates the vibrant, festive food of the restaurant into book form, with scores of recipes for fresh, easy, and downright delicious tacos and accompaniments. Whether you're looking for a quick and family-friendly weeknight meal or inspiration for a fabulous Mexican taco fiesta, "Tacolicious" has something for everyone. Taco recipes range from the familiar--Pork al Pastor, Carnitas, Chile Verde--to new favorites like Three-Chili Bistec Adobado and Guajillo-Braised Beef Short Rib. Chapters on snacks; salsas; cocktails, mocktails, and aguas frescas; and other party essentials round out this entertaining collection.
SARA DESERAN is the co-owner of Tacolicious with her husband Joe, and deputy editor at "San Francisco "magazine. The author of three cookbooks ("Sake," "Picnics," and "Asian Vegetables"), she worked as a senior editor at "7x7" magazine and has contributed to "Food & Wine," "Sunset," "Saveur," and "Food Arts." Her writing has been chosen for multiple "Best Food Writing" anthologies. Deseran is the co-founder of Chefs Feed, a mobile app and culinary guide to the US. JOE HARGRAVE has spent his career heading operations for restaurants such as Restaurant Lulu, Rose Pistola, Azie, and Frisson. In 2007, he opened Laiola, a casual Spanish concept that garnered three stars from the "San Francisco Chronicle," that he ultimately closed in 2009 to make way for Tacolicious. He lives with Deseran and their three kids in San Francisco. Tacolicious now has two locations in San Francisco and a third in Palo Alto, California.