USA Today called Taqueria del Sol “a runaway success.” Bon Appétit wrote: “Move over, Chipotle!” The fast-casual food of Eddie Hernandez, the James Beard-nominated chef/co-owner of the restaurant, lands on the commonalities of Southern and Mexican food, with dishes like Memphis barbecue pork tacos, chicken pot pie served in a “bowl” of a puffed tortilla, turnip greens in “pot likker” spiked with chiles, or the “Eddie Palmer,” sweet tea with a jab of tequila. Eddie never hesitates to break with purists to make food taste better, adding sugar to creamy grits to balance the jalapeños, or substituting tomatillos in fried green tomatoes for a more delicate texture. Throughout, “Eddie’s Way” sidebars show how to make each dish even more special.
I have been eating at Taqueria Del Sol for over 15 years so my review might be slightly biased as I clearly like Chef Eddie’s food. That said, this cookbook does not disappoint and Chef Eddie doesn’t hold back any “secret recipes” from his TDS menu. The book is well constructed with good photograph’s (although it could have used a few more in my opinion). The only down side is the added guilt of knowing the ingredients of a couple menu items (I am looking at you Shrimp Corn Chowder). If you enjoy creative Mexican food with a southern twist, this cookbook is a must. Thanks Chef Eddie!
I’m a big fan of the Taqueria del Sol restaurants in Atlanta. The cheese dip, fish & veggie tacos, jalapeño slaw and homemade chips would honestly be my last meal if I had to choose one. When I moved to LA from ATL the thing I missed most was Eddie’s comfort food. I was thrilled to learn of this new cookbook and it doesn’t disappoint. Recipes for all my favorites are there. The photos are gorgeous and Eddie’s charming personality is stamped on each page. Highly recommended!
I am so excited for this cookbook. I love Taqueria Del Sol, we eat there weekly. I am looking forward to getting it signed by Chef Eddie!!
- Title: Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen
- Autor: Susan Puckett
- Publisher (Publication Date): Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (April 10, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 0544618823
- ISBN-13: | 978-0544618824
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