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.


  • sallyc06  on  9/30/2015 at 1:02 AM


  • katietodd  on  9/30/2015 at 1:16 AM

    Any aficionado tops their taco with avocado!

  • terje  on  9/30/2015 at 1:16 AM

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

  • Twistie  on  9/30/2015 at 1:22 AM

    Carnitas, por favor! But I'll eat tacos with almost anything in them.

  • obbigttam  on  9/30/2015 at 2:19 AM

    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  9/30/2015 at 3:16 AM

    carnitas and crema!

  • kalex426  on  9/30/2015 at 4:23 AM

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

  • Zosia  on  9/30/2015 at 5:37 AM

    Grilled fish

  • Foodycat  on  9/30/2015 at 5:53 AM

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

  • JoanN  on  9/30/2015 at 7:12 AM

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

  • lils74  on  9/30/2015 at 7:19 AM

    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  9/30/2015 at 7:26 AM

    Fish, avocado.

  • lhudson  on  9/30/2015 at 7:33 AM

    Beef or any kind!

  • kedmiston  on  9/30/2015 at 8:10 AM

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

  • Bikkie  on  9/30/2015 at 8:32 AM

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

  • jyms  on  9/30/2015 at 8:39 AM

    avocado (:

  • cbendixe  on  9/30/2015 at 9:09 AM

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

  • beanwean  on  9/30/2015 at 11:19 AM


  • SilverSage  on  9/30/2015 at 11:30 AM

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

  • Sfgordon  on  9/30/2015 at 11:52 AM

    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  9/30/2015 at 2:03 PM

    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  9/30/2015 at 2:22 PM


  • Anne R.  on  9/30/2015 at 2:40 PM


  • readingtragic  on  9/30/2015 at 3:19 PM

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

  • sgump  on  9/30/2015 at 8:55 PM

    Yes, fish

  • lisachile  on  9/30/2015 at 10:40 PM

    Tacos al pastor

  • Sara  on  9/30/2015 at 10:59 PM


  • reno2014  on  10/1/2015 at 10:54 AM

    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  10/1/2015 at 5:25 PM

    I love ground beef in my tacos

  • susan g  on  10/1/2015 at 6:57 PM

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

  • sarahcooks  on  10/2/2015 at 11:13 AM

    Carne asada, cilantro, and onion

  • GillB  on  10/2/2015 at 2:09 PM

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

  • t.t  on  10/2/2015 at 4:14 PM

    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  10/2/2015 at 6:54 PM

    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 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  10/2/2015 at 7:16 PM

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

  • AGENT99  on  10/3/2015 at 4:25 AM

    love grilled fish tacos!

  • zubs1990  on  10/3/2015 at 7:06 AM

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

  • coyote  on  10/3/2015 at 10:29 AM

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

  • angelanorr  on  10/3/2015 at 1:01 PM


  • percussion03  on  10/3/2015 at 1:30 PM

    Just tried lentil chorizo--yum!

  • kbennall  on  10/5/2015 at 2:57 PM

    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  10/5/2015 at 11:32 PM

    al pastor!

  • mlsymons  on  10/6/2015 at 2:23 AM


  • kaivulagi  on  10/6/2015 at 1:25 PM

    Black beans and cheese

  • kimtrev  on  10/6/2015 at 1:59 PM

    carnitas & avocado

  • ballen  on  10/7/2015 at 12:26 PM


  • elysek  on  10/8/2015 at 8:33 PM


  • TheSpicedLife  on  10/8/2015 at 9:58 PM

    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  10/8/2015 at 10:13 PM

    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  10/9/2015 at 10:37 AM

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

  • bfg67  on  10/9/2015 at 12:14 PM


  • sharifah  on  10/9/2015 at 4:37 PM

    err....chilli con carne!

  • Mimmi  on  10/9/2015 at 6:42 PM

    Sweet potato and black beanstalk!

  • tcjanes  on  10/9/2015 at 10:52 PM

    Beef or pork.

  • ellen123  on  10/10/2015 at 12:34 AM

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

  • emjimenez  on  10/10/2015 at 4:38 PM

    crispy fish + avocado

  • Mariarosa  on  10/10/2015 at 11:27 PM

    Broiled codfish

  • Lizwizz  on  10/12/2015 at 12:30 PM

    crispy fish

  • tinaellen  on  10/12/2015 at 12:43 PM

    Pork carnitas with diced onion, cilantro and a good salsa

  • ladibyrd  on  10/13/2015 at 9:45 AM

    mayan pork or sweet potatoes and black beans

  • monique.potel  on  10/15/2015 at 10:19 AM

    anything with guacamole and tomato salsa

  • auntietina  on  10/25/2015 at 1:31 AM

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

  • Allegra  on  10/25/2015 at 5:13 PM

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

  • lmnop915  on  10/27/2015 at 8:26 PM

    taco sauce, sour cream, and avocado or guacamole

  • Blhanners  on  10/27/2015 at 10:51 PM

    Carnitas and cheese!

  • BarbaraM48  on  10/30/2015 at 6:01 PM

    Tongue and carnitas..

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