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Carnitas Taco From 'Tacolicious'

Crispy bits of slow-cooked pork, ready to cradle in a warm tortilla—carnitas is rightfully one of the best-loved taco fillings out there. In Tacolicious, Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave go a fairly traditional route for their carnitas: Fatty pork shoulder gets marinated overnight, then slow-cooked stovetop in the marinade and lard, after which it's pan-fried until delectably crisp. More

Carnitas Taco From 'Tacolicious'

Crispy bits of slow-cooked pork, ready to cradle in a warm tortilla—carnitas is rightfully one of the best-loved taco fillings out there. In Tacolicious, Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave go a fairly traditional route for their carnitas: Fatty pork shoulder gets marinated overnight, then slow-cooked stovetop in the marinade and lard, after which it's pan-fried until delectably crisp. More

Roasted Tomato-Mint Salsa From 'Tacolicious'

When I make salsa at home, it's usually super simple: fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro and lime, and a spoon to eat it with. This version, from Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave's restaurants-cum-cookbook, Tacolicious, isn't much more complicated, but is much more interesting. It's the salsa that welcomes you on arrival to the Tacolicious restaurants, and will be the standard in my kitchen from now on. More

Roasted Tomato-Mint Salsa From 'Tacolicious'

When I make salsa at home, it's usually super simple: fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro and lime, and a spoon to eat it with. This version, from Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave's restaurants-cum-cookbook, Tacolicious, isn't much more complicated, but is much more interesting. It's the salsa that welcomes you on arrival to the Tacolicious restaurants, and will be the standard in my kitchen from now on. More

Win a Copy of 'Tacolicious'

For San Francisco-based husband-and-wife restauranteurs Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave, it took a trip to Mexico City to show them that Mexican food can be evolved and cosmopolitan, and still be real. The Hargraves have conscientiously channelled this realization into their Tacolicious restaurants and, most recently, into their inventive new cookbook, Tacolicious: Festive Recipes for Tacos, Snacks, and More. More

Win a Copy of 'The Big-Flavor Grill'

Apparently, the joking title for Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby's newest book, The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes, was 'Shut Up and Grill It.' While the title they ultimately chose is more politic, the directive really gets their point across: grilling does not have to be a laborious undertaking requiring 24 hours of forethought. It's an easy, exciting change from the usual method, and one that may change the way you approach grilling from here on out. More

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