Synopses & Reviews
Like a blank canvas but much tastier, the ubiquitous corn or flour tortilla is the perfect vehicle for every sort of food. And taco-making-the art of filling tortillas with dozens of zesty and unexpected concoctions-turns the ordinary into the irrepressible.
Victoria Wise and Susanna Hoffman, both life-long tortilla aficionados, fill them with Fiesta Ground Beef, Chicken Mole, Spicy Shrimp Salad, Green Olive Cilantro Salsa Ancho Chili Sauce, Pear Lime Salsa, and much more.
Here are over 200 recipes for well-filled tortillas. Tacos from around the world-Portuguese-style Grilled Fish Taco, Oriental Stir-Fry Beef Taco, Thai-Style Shrimp Taco, add variety to the spice of such Cal-Mex favorites as Basic Beef Fajita Taco, Black Bean Taco, Chorizo Taco, Snapper Vera Cruz Taco, and Taco de Carnitas. Dessert tacos and tostada sundaes bring the most festive food into the most festive course.
Whether store-bought or home-pressed (the recipes are here, for corn and flour), a stack of tortillas means delicious, down-home, fun food for any occasion-to eat with your fingers in messy splendor. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's The Good Cook Club. 250,000 copies in print.
TOPPINGS AND STUFFINGS
South American Jalapeno-Parsley Salsa
Pan-Grilled Chili Strips
Deviled Peanuts and Coconut
Carne Asada Genghis Kahn
Pork and Corn Meatballs
Zesty Ground Lamb
Scallops with Sauce Belize
Black Beans with Mangoes and Fried Lemons
Sweet Banana Tacos
La Bamba Flautas
Coffee Ice Cream Tostada Sundae
Plus how to make your own corn tortillas, flour tortillas, and hominy tortillas. Includes side salads, menus, and tortilla party etiquette. Quesadillas, Burritos, Chimichangas, and the Big Enchilada. Tortilla passion from around the world.
About the Author
Susanna Hoffman, alumnus of the Chez Panisse restaurant and co-founder of Oakland's Good & Plenty Café, is a co-author of The Well-Filled Microwave Cookbook and Good & Plenty: America's New Home Cooking. She is an anthropologist and cook who has lived and worked in Greece on and off for more than thirty years, dividing her time between Telluride, Colorado and Santorini, Greece.Victoria Wise, alumnus of the Chez Panisse restaurant and co-founder of Oakland's Good & Plenty Café, is a co-author of The Well-Filled Microwave Cookbook and Good & Plenty: America's New Home Cooking. Victoria also compiled and wrote the Smith & Hawken Gardeners' Community Cookbook. She lives in Oakland, CA.
Table of Contents
Why We Dote on Well-Filled Tortillas
Tortillas: Little Cakes Become Edible Platters
Preparing Tortillas for Filling
SALSAS AND TOPPINGS
Starting at the Top
The Heart of the Matter
Lamb and Goat
Potatoes, Beans, and Vegetables
Dessert Tacos and Tostada Sundaes