Sure he’s a famous chef known for cooking Italian cuisine and wearing Crocs, and sure this is a commercial for Tabasco® Sauce, but Mario Batali does know how to cook! What do you think of his sweet (the honey) and spicy (the Tabasco®) tacos?
Their six-month-old upscale food truck, parked around the corner from American Jewish University, serves grilled tri-tip, baby back ribs, chicken, half-pound hamburguesas, salmon, and burritos, tacos, tortas, and even ceviche. We visited one morning last week — before the lunch rush started — to see wassup. [Disclosure: They have insisted on treating me to lunch. Twice.]
Last week we featured a video visit to three of London’s top taquerias — including Wahaca in Covent Garden — and today we return to Ye Merrye Olde Mother Countrye to meet the chef who spells “Oaxaca” her own especial guey.
Thomasina “Tommi” Miers is the founder of England’s Wahaca Mexican restaurant chain and she knows exactly wa the hac she’s doing as she whips up carne asada (aka “Mexican steak”) tacos, a firme fresh salsa and charred cebollitas. Her recipe, she boasts, is “a real corker” and when she says “taco” it rhymes with “tobacco.”
San Diego homeboy El Guzzii shows how to prepare a gigantor marinated steak burrito with fries inside. Attention, families: This is what Daddy wants.