The color and flavor of Mexican street life comes alive in Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico; a generous collection of recipes and retellings from the Backstreet Café Chef himself! Hugo’s own personal story is inspiring to hear…what an upbringing! Come by The Twig Book Shop on Friday, November 16th, between 5-7 pm for a signing.
Hugo’s has been named “Top Table” by Bon Appetit, “Where to Eat Now in 30 American Cities” and “Restaurants We Love” by Gourmet. His honors include consecutive awards of excellence from The Wine Spectator and chef appearances at the James Beard House in New York City. Chef Hugo was even named “Chef of the Year” in 2011 at the prestigious Houston Culinary Awards, and a 2012 finalist for the James Beard Award.
You’ll really enjoy meeting this innovative talent within the Texas culinary community. For more fun restaurant recommendations, wine ideas and more, head to my website Goodtaste.tv. While you’re there sign up for my newsletter for a chance to win a Gourmet Getaway to New York City on Southwest Airlines.
The Reviews Are In!
“…more than a cookbook; it is a lovingly chronicled, insightfully photographed journey through Hugo and Ruben Ortega’s homeland.” – Patricia Sharpe, Texas Monthly
“If tonight I dream of masa, chiles and chicharones, I have Chef Hugo and this alluring book to thank.” – Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle
“Ortega delves beyond simple tacos and introduces readers to a dazzling array of foods available on the crowded streets of Mexico City.” – NBC Latino
Selected as one of just six “essential Mexican cookbooks” by Saveur