L.A. Mexicano by Bill Esparza Celebrates Mexican Food History in Los Angeles. Food connoisseur, journalist and author Bill Esparza‘s cooking demo for his new book, L.A. Mexicano, was a packed event at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 22 and 23. Last weekend, on a Saturday afternoon, he filled the Acura cooking tented stage with food aficionados of all types to hear him speak about Mexican Cuisine history in Los Angeles. Helping Esparza with the cooking side was chef Wes Avila, owner of Guerrilla Tacos. He is one of the chefs and restaurateurs profiled in the book. Chef Avila cooked some amazing and innovative tacos, like his delicious relleno de taco, The talk and demo were energetic and fun, and most importantly informative.
As always, Esparza’s analysis and take on the local Mexican cuisine is amazing and insightful. His new book, L.A. Mexicano truly pays homage to Los Angeles’s Mexican food, it’s history, culture, chefs, restaurants and recipes. I highly recommend this new book by Esparza, a Mexican food guru.
Esparza is the curator for LA Weekly’s legendary Tacolandia festival, and well known for the weekly taco coverage, Essential T column. He has been writing for many years for the prestigious LA Magazine, and covers all of Latin America and street food. Esparza is also contributor to the online LA Magazine Digest, and is an editor, along with Lesley Bargar Suter, for the Taco City issue. He is the founder of the blog Street Gourmet LA. Bill Esparza is a winner of a James Beard award for his coverage of the L.A. taco scene in Los Angeles Magazine.
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