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Why Virgilio Martínez Wants You to Rethink Latin American Food

It took Virgilio Martínez and an army of researchers six years to write The Latin American Cookbook, a 400-page hardcover released in November with 600 recipes hailing from 22 countries. It is the newest, and perhaps most hotly anticipated, culinary bible by Phaidon, the publisher behind such emblematic releases as Japan: The Cookbook, India, and …

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Carnitas Tacos (Michoacán-Style Braised Pork Tacos)

Silvestre Valencia, former owner of Viva Taco Bus in Turlock, California, adds jalapeño pickling liquid to the pork braise, which tenderizes the meat and keeps it from drying out. Looking for more taqueria traditions? Check out 16 of our favorite taco recipes, here. Featured in: “On the California Taco Trail.” Carnitas Tacos (Michoacán-Style Braised Pork …

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