American Tacos book cover

American Tacos: A History and Guide by José R. Ralat

José R. Ralat’s day-job title is Taco Editor at Texas Monthly magazine. If that doesn’t sound like a dream job, how about criss-crossing the country to taste tacos everywhere from Los Angeles and New York to Chicago and Kansas City? And then writing a book about it?

Tacos may have been created south of the border, but Ralat’s new book shows how Americans have made this Mexican food their own with each style reflective of a time and a place. American Tacos explores them all, taking you on a detailed and delicious journey through the evolution of this dish. Even though it’s not a recipe book, after reading Ralat’s detailed descriptions of the tortillas, the fillings, and the preparations, you should be able to replicate most of the regional interpretations of what has become one of America’s most beloved foods. Read more about this book here.

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