Cookbook giveaway – Tacopedia

TacopediaWith a foreword by Rene Redzepi and filled with quirky graphics, Tacopedia by Deborah Holtz and Juan Carlos Mena is a cookbook for hip taco lovers, food truck enthusiasts and serious followers of Mexican cuisine.  This cookbook is a deep dive into the varying taco traditions of Mexico’s diverse regions. The abundant recipes are accompanied by interviews, stories, illustrations, graphics, maps and more that bring the vibrancy of the taco, and its homeland, to life. You can take a peek inside the cookbook with a chapter excerpt, and save 35% off the cover price with the special Phaidon offer for EYB Members.

We’re delighted to offer five copies of the book to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What’s your favorite taco filling?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won’t be counted. Entries from non-Members will be discarded.  If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends October 27, 2015.

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  • sallyc06  on  September 30, 2015


  • katietodd  on  September 30, 2015

    Any aficionado tops their taco with avocado!

  • terje  on  September 30, 2015

    Refried black beans, red onion, cilantro, quest blanco, and avocado….

  • Twistie  on  September 30, 2015

    Carnitas, por favor!

    But I'll eat tacos with almost anything in them.

  • obbigttam  on  September 30, 2015

    Bacon, refried beans, cherry tomatoes, caramelised onion, jalepenos, cilantro, shredded mustard leaves, sliced avocado and a mix of grated pecorino & smoked cheddar, topped with a few drops of habenero sauce!

  • mziech  on  September 30, 2015

    carnitas and crema!

  • kalex426  on  September 30, 2015

    Has to be fish, crispy fried or broiled. Fish tacos are my favorite.

  • Zosia  on  September 30, 2015

    Grilled fish

  • Foodycat  on  September 30, 2015

    Fish – preferably a mix of grilled and smoked mackerel. With guacamole and tomato salsa.

  • JoanN  on  September 30, 2015

    Had a cabeza de vaca taco at a small stand in Oaxaca last year. Best taco I've ever had.

  • lils74  on  September 30, 2015

    Oh, this is a hard one – I love chicken in a taco or most any meat, but the best taco I've ever had had a strip of fish in it, battered and fried golden and topped with some crunchy, tangy veggies. Mouth watering just thinking about it!

  • ravensfan  on  September 30, 2015

    Fish, avocado.

  • lhudson  on  September 30, 2015

    Beef or any kind!

  • kedmiston  on  September 30, 2015

    Corn meal battered chicken, coleslaw, and spicy avocado dressing. So good!

  • Bikkie  on  September 30, 2015

    My favourite is fish tacos with pomegranate salsa – Erin Scott has a great recipe in Yummy Supper.

  • jyms  on  September 30, 2015

    avocado (:

  • cbendixe  on  September 30, 2015

    If I'm in a beefy mood, lengua. If I'm in a porky mood, carnitas. Perfection.

  • beanwean  on  September 30, 2015


  • SilverSage  on  September 30, 2015

    Fish tacos, hands down! I love htem with chipotle sauce, shredded cabbage, avocado, lots of cilantro, and a good squeeze of lime.

  • Sfgordon  on  September 30, 2015

    I love many tacos but my all-time favorite has to be the breakfast taco – I like mine with scrambled eggs (not too much), black beans, cheese, avocado, and REALLY spicy salsa

  • lselke  on  September 30, 2015

    My favorite filling of the moment is actually smoky sauteed greens and a little bit of hard cheese. Best vegetarian taco ever. And I'm not vegetarian! I thought they'd be boring, but no. A little dollop of whole beans wouldn't go amiss either.

  • dangold  on  September 30, 2015


  • Anne R.  on  September 30, 2015


  • readingtragic  on  September 30, 2015

    My son is obsessed with tacos, but he likes chilli made with mince – I'd like to broaden his horizons somewhat…

  • sgump  on  September 30, 2015

    Yes, fish

  • lisachile  on  September 30, 2015

    Tacos al pastor

  • Sara  on  September 30, 2015


  • reno2014  on  October 1, 2015

    The two main ingredients that are a must have for me in tacos are sour cream, and orange bell peppers. I love my tacos to have chicken in them. The rest of the filings I vary.

  • Siegal  on  October 1, 2015

    I love ground beef in my tacos

  • susan g  on  October 1, 2015

    sweet potato, black beans, lime sour cream, salsa verde, and whatever else Odaley in NH wants to add.

  • sarahcooks  on  October 2, 2015

    Carne asada, cilantro, and onion

  • GillB  on  October 2, 2015

    Spicy beef and beans, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, avocados, shredded mixed cabbage and lots of salsa

  • t.t  on  October 2, 2015

    it depends on who's making the tacos. i love carnitas, but there's one taco truck that does amazing lengua and tripitas…

  • tikilu  on  October 2, 2015

    I think a great taco filling is strips of rare steak with chipotle bbq drizzle, a little Monterey Jack cheese, some sweet corn and hot salsa and a big dollop of sour cream. You can keep the guacamole, never been a fan…it tastes like dirt!
    Have been toying with the idea of dessert tacos, speculoos flavour taco filled with marshmallow, chocolate chips, ice cream, and a salted caramel drizzle. Yum.

  •  on  October 2, 2015

    Roast peppers, onions, corn salad, black beans and lots of salsa and guacamole…. yummy

  • AGENT99  on  October 3, 2015

    love grilled fish tacos!

  • zubs1990  on  October 3, 2015

    I really like grilled fish tacos with lots of slaw and lime cilantro crema.

  • coyote  on  October 3, 2015

    Grilled marinated steak, along with rajas (roasted green chiles) and melted canela cheese

  • angelanorr  on  October 3, 2015


  • percussion03  on  October 3, 2015

    Just tried lentil chorizo–yum!

  • kbennall  on  October 5, 2015

    Favorite? Um…I recently tried crispy tripa (tripe) and I was skeptical, but it was one of the best things I've ever tasted. But otherwise, I mean, what ISN'T my favorite thing on a taco? Mushrooms, chorizo, chiles rellenos, beans, cheese, carne asada, carnitas, pollo adobada, barbacoa, lamb, literally anything al pastor, cabeza, buches, lengua…

  • pandapotamus  on  October 5, 2015

    al pastor!

  • mlsymons  on  October 6, 2015


  • kaivulagi  on  October 6, 2015

    Black beans and cheese

  • kimtrev  on  October 6, 2015

    carnitas & avocado

  • ballen  on  October 7, 2015


  • elysek  on  October 8, 2015


  • TheSpicedLife  on  October 8, 2015

    That is an easy one! Tacos al Pastor served in Guadalajara with pineapples. Yummmmmmmmmm…… And thus began my love affair with Mexican food.

  • TheSpicedLife  on  October 8, 2015

    re-c0mmenting to make sure it counted for giveaway: That is an easy one! Tacos al Pastor served in Guadalajara with pineapples. Yummmmmmmmmm…… And thus began my love affair with Mexican food.

  • squirrels  on  October 9, 2015

    Crispy fish and at least some cilantro & lime… preferably with cabbage & sour cream too.

  • bfg67  on  October 9, 2015


  • sharifah  on  October 9, 2015

    err….chilli con carne!

  • Mimmi  on  October 9, 2015

    Sweet potato and black beanstalk!

  • tcjanes  on  October 9, 2015

    Beef or pork.

  • ellen123  on  October 10, 2015

    Grilled corn, black peppers, roasted hatch chilis, some arugula, avocado, and cojito cheese. Yummmmm!

  • emjimenez  on  October 10, 2015

    crispy fish + avocado

  • Mariarosa  on  October 10, 2015

    Broiled codfish

  • Lizwizz  on  October 12, 2015

    crispy fish

  • tinaellen  on  October 12, 2015

    Pork carnitas with diced onion, cilantro and a good salsa

  • ladibyrd  on  October 13, 2015

    mayan pork or sweet potatoes and black beans

  • monique.potel  on  October 15, 2015

    anything with guacamole and tomato salsa

  • auntietina  on  October 25, 2015

    My all time favorite are tacos al pastor from a street vendor in Mexico. Soooo good.

  • Allegra  on  October 25, 2015

    Tacos al pastor always go over well. Also a fan of tinga with pork and potatoes.

  • lmnop915  on  October 27, 2015

    taco sauce, sour cream, and avocado or guacamole

  • Blhanners  on  October 27, 2015

    Carnitas and cheese!

  • BarbaraM48  on  October 30, 2015

    Tongue and carnitas..

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