Best Cookbooks
by Chefs

Lorena Garcia's take on Latin American cuisine is easy to follow and fun to make.

In her signature fun style, chef  Lorena Garcia's "New Taco Classics" offers healthy and colorful takes on the best street foods of Latin American countries including Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Peru and Cuba. The book is organized by sections including The Base (chapters on masa and beans); The Toppings (a dizzying array of sauces); The Fillings (poultry, pork, seafood, meats, veggies); and The Sides (everything from grilled corn and tostones to avocado fries). It's a tasty way to learn new twists on the taco concept — that is, food prepared within a shell, or vessel.