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DIGEST: Hello, Taco / The Anatomy of a Taco

DIGEST: Hello, Taco / The Anatomy of a Taco

Tacos are AMAZING.

First, learn how and where to find the best tortillas in your city. (We’ll cover that later for the New Yorkers and New Orleans-ers.) Second, think to yourself, “Gee, I want a delicious meal rolled up in those fresh and tasty tortillas that I just procured.” And then BOOM! the real fun part: come up with any of a million possible combinations to satisfy you and your special eating buddies.

I recently read in Bon Appetit, a quote by David Chang: “I don’t care about authenticity. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves....

DIGEST: Al Pastor

DIGEST: Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor are absolutely the most delicious taco, in my humble opinion, but ONLY if they are done correctly. They combine grilled pineapple and chili-spiced pork shavings to create an incredible balance of flavors and heat. When it comes to making the perfect Al Pastor at home, however, the problem is this: spit. A...

DIGEST: Roux

DIGEST: Roux

Making a gumbo starts with a roux. That’s where Cajun cooks first begin to learn about making a roux for the most part, but more on that in a bit. As one’s culinary adventures expand, however, the roux becomes a base for many more dishes, spanning several countries. The fat portion of the roux can...

RECIPE: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

RECIPE: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Gumbo is one of those dishes in the south that your momma makes better than anybody else’s momma, no matter what. Then you get a little older, start making your own version of your momma’s and as the years pass, the tradition is passed from generation to generation. Some people include okra, some don’t. Some...

PROFILE: NYC Restaurant Week

PROFILE: NYC Restaurant Week

It’s Restaurant Week!!!!! Which means, the lasagna with a bechamel sauce that I was going to share with you all this week has been replaced by many many reservations at the most amazing restaurants in New York City. Don’t worry, I’ll get back on that lasagna later, but for now… I have reservations for at...

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