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.

DEBORAH SCHNEIDER
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!

DEB’S BOOKS
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)

LINKS
Chefdebcooks.com
Solcocina.com

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Written by cocinalavida

February 24, 2010 at 1:04 am

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