1000 Tacos

Mexico, one bite at a time

1000tacos…Mexico, one bite at a time

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Our motto is come y calle – “eat and shut up”.

I’m SoCal chef Deborah Schneider, the author of 4 cookbooks. 1000Tacos is an intermittent journal that celebrates the Mexican street and street food: edgy art, food stands, culture, markets, tequilas, wine & beer, bad-for-you food, interesting ingredients, even candles, curios and folk saints ….. the goal is indeed to chow down the 1000 tacos (and other street food) of the title: ordinary, weird, unique, bizarre, delicious– whatever we can find. Come along for the ride! I’ll drive – you bring the Tums.

Chef/author/food philosopher/ hunter-gatherer/blogger/craftster/slacker/auto-didact .I live in San Diego, where I’ve cooked professionally since 1983 (check out chefdebcooks.com for my bio.) I was raised on good old Canadian farm cooking – solid, but hardly exotic. I fell in love with Mexican street food while travelling the Baja peninsula and learned the basics back in San Diego by interviewing / pestering my homesick Mexican co-workers and friends. Four cookbooks and one hot Newport Beach restaurant (SOL Cocina) later, I am still chasing the perfect taco, a quest that I hope will never end.
I tend to haunt the pre-apocalyptic parts of Tijuana (that would be most of TJ, actually) and northern Baja. The best part about being a border taco hound is hanging out in neighborhoods where you can sink in, blend in with the landscaping and just groove along to our street/ border vibe – flavors of California, Mexico, surf culture, past and present all wrapped up. Love it!

Amor y Tacos (STC, 2010)
¡Baja! Cooking on the Edge (Rodale, 2006)
Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta (STC, 2008)
Williams Sonoma’s Essentials of Latin Cooking (2010)



Written by cocinalavida

February 24, 2010 at 1:04 am

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