Hello Gemmies! I have an exciting book review to share with you today. Trejo's Tacos: Recipes and Stories from LA is the new cookbook from actor, restauranteur, and philanthropist Danny Trejo. I have admired Danny Trejo for years and heard how delicious his donut and taco restaurants were. I don't live in California to be able to go to one of the locations in person, so I jumped on the chance to get this book and try some of the recipes at home. This is a beautiful cookbook. There are gorgeous color photos of every recipe, which I love. But this book is so much more, you get glimpses into Danny Trejo's life, the adversities he has overcome, his love for his children, and what led him to become a restauranteur. These stories are accompanied by more gorgeous photos.
Trejo's Tacos is chock full of delicious recipes, and to my surprise and great joy there are quite a few vegetarian and vegan options! There are a variety of recipes from sauces, tacos, bowls, desserts, and drinks. I made the cheesy bean dip and Mushroom Asado tacos. Both were DELICIOUS! The cheesy bean dip was super easy to make and I had all of the ingredients in my pantry! The Mushroom Asado Tacos were a little more labor intensive but the end result was well worth it! I cannot wait to try the churros and margarita donut recipes! If you are a fan of rags to riches stories, yummy recipes, and mouth watering pictures then go read this book! This gem published by Clarkson Potter is available for order from all major booksellers. Note: Barnes and Noble has a limited number of signed editions available! Order Yours before they run out! I give Trejo's Tacos 5 out of 5 gems. I cannot wait to try even more recipes in the book! Happy Reading and Happy Eating!