If you do not like tacos, you are wrong. Wrong like fascism and Jets fandom and socks with sandals. Tacos are manna from the road-trip gods. And, to get the most from your delicious Mexican sustenance, knowledge is key. Thankfully, Tacopedia has arrived.
That’s the new book from Deborah Holtz and Juan Carlos Mena, with a foreword by René Redzepi. Spanning 300-plus pages, it covers everything you should know about Mexico’s finest culinary contribution. Authentic recipes. Photographs. Street interviews. Tall tales. And, best of all, there’s a list of must-try taco dispensaries throughout Mexico, from sit-down dining to roadside trucks. But even if you can’t make it south, the accrued knowledge you’ll find here, varieties and ingredients and dos and don’ts, will make you want to drive somewhere and stuff your face.
You didn’t need an excuse to plan an epic road trip. Here’s one anyway. Now go forth and taco, my children.