When I was asked to review Vegan Tacos by Jason Wyrick I didn’t imagine that a book on tacos could be this extensive. It gives the history of tacos, teaches you to make your own tortillas, make a variety of fillings, toppings, sides and even drinks!
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This book is like going off to college and majoring in tacos. I already have recipes marked for later (maybe I’ll even start joining everyone in taco Tuesdays!).
There are tons of beautiful photos and the recipes are clearly written. There is a good balance between easy to find ingredients and ingredients you might find in the Hispanic section of your grocery. It’s a great inspiration to try some new foods.
Here’s how Vegan Tacos is laid out:
Part Uno: Tacos al Gusto
chapter 1 Tacos 101
chapter 2 Taco Gear and Essential Ingredients
chapter 3 Nixtamal, Masa, Tortillas, and You
Part Dos: Foundation Ingredients and Techniques
This part contains chapters 4 – 13 and has the bulk of the recipes which includes recipes to make your own vegan chorizo, seitan. There are vegetable, cactus, mushroom and combos you’d never think of on your own. Jason even has some fusion and dessert tacos!
Part Tres: Toppings, Sides and Drinks
This section is full of items that can take your taco over the top. There’s grilled onions, diy vegan Mexican cheese, 22 salsas, a few sides and a few drinks to round out your meal.