The definitive word on tacos from native Angeleno Wes Avila of Guerrilla Tacos, who draws on his Mexican heritage as well as his time in the kitchens of some of the world's best restaurants to create taco perfection.
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.
"The reason I love Guerrilla Tacos so much is because it has that authentic, Mexican, East L.A. taco vibe. But it also just screams innovation. The flavors and imagination that Wes has put into the tacos is what really makes it stand out. It has that thing that feels like a taco but it's so much more than a taco." --Skrillex "Don't presume Wesley Avila's terrific Guerrilla Tacos is a book just about tacos. You'd be mistaken, because this is story, a wonderfully told narrative about a man, his struggles, and his dream. Thankfully for him--and for us--it's a story with a happy ending and a slew of delicious recipes." --Nancy Silverton, co-owner of Mozza Restaurant Group "Wes Avila is a great chef, period. He's also a folk hero and a personal hero, and here is a book filled with his brilliant recipes and stories. All I can say is, if you're like me, you're going look at every photo in this book and say, 'I want that one, I want that one, I want that one, I want that one...'"--Philip Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond and I'll Have What Phil's Having "Guerrilla Tacos is so much more than a collection of Wes Avila's inventive tacos, which I've always considered to be in a delicious league of their own. It is an incredible narrative that captivates me beyond words. Each ingredient that Wes layers onto a handmade tortilla has purpose and meaning, the flavors chronicling his dream to become a chef. Take your time cooking from this book and soak in the inspiration knit through every headnote." --Mario Batali, chef, author, and philanthropist
Number Of Pages: 272
Available: 10th October 2017
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 20.3 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.57