Chilli con carne. Deeelisssh.
I was very impressed by the recipes its going to be difficult choosing which ones to try first. This pack exceeded my expectations and I can confirm its absolutely worth the money!!!. Thank you for making my day
Our first taco legend night was a huge success
Got the Taco Legend book yesterday, it’s easy to follow and has infinite combinations for meals. Tried few recipes (Arroz Verde, Chicken Fajitas & Salsa Mexicano in the picture) and they are absolutely delish. Shame it’s only paperback.
Spices are very well blended, can't expect anything less from the Spicery as that's what they do best in my opinion. This is a brief review of the new "How To Be A Taco Legend" Cookbook set.
The recipes are nice, very authentic, very educated and well written. The layout of the book is lacklustre. For a cookbook set this way, surely the first chapter would be all the different tortillas & how to turn these into nachos first of all, as it is the basis for so many dishes. The recipes are also never linked to the recommended tortilla recipe of which is assumed to of been made for a lot of the recipes. For that 1 star is deducted.
The second missing star is because of the quality of cookbook, I've bought every single one of The spicery cookbooks, and they generally are of a brilliant quality all the way down to the materials used in the creation of the book, this one in particular felt different. the embossing on the front is so minor it felt like save the money on that and spend it on a thicker cover to protect the book, as unfortunately in such a small amount of time the whole book has warped.
Other than those points, the book and spices are great, I do wish they pumped the price up £5 more to include the lovely tin from the curry one, as it would really make this set.
The recipes are brilliant and you have a great team writing them. I would give this 3.5 / 5 but there wasn't an option.
Good luck for the next recipes!
I cooked albondigas with arroz verde, esquires and a salad. I only gave me a score of 4 as I didn’t have enough coriander, but the meal was still very good. The meatballs were light and full of flavour
Turkey Manchamanteles Mole from Taco Legend book was so tasty!!
Essential Carnitas, Suadero, Chilli Con Carne, Salsa Mexicana, Guacamole, Sonoran Beans, Soured Cream, Nachos, Tacos & Wraps
First new from the new How To Be A Taco Legend book and wow it lived up to expectations.
Another hit from The Spicery, received this week and cooked our first Taco feast last night - it was delicious! Really like the mix & match nature of the recipes and they were easy to make, the spice blends are flavoursome and its easy to adjust the heat of the dishes. Looking forward to working my way through the rest of the book but so far it certainly seems to be on par with the excellent Curry Legend kit. Very happy :-)
So easy to make and so tasty. Full of colour and flavour. Can’t wait to try more recipes.
Easy to make, really really tasty. Can’t wait to make more from this book
The sides and salsas are incredible. So fresh and tasty and really easy to make.
First foray into the Taco Legend book but very happy, recipes look really easy and tasty as the three tacos in the photo would attest.
Received my book last week and have been diving in. Love the recipes in the book and the spice blends are great. There are a lot of recipes that rate three chillies or less which is great if you are cooking for folks who aren't keen on hot spicy food. Now to buy a Taco press and other extras!
I haven't given it 5 stars as the physical quality of the kit is not produced to as high a standard as the Curry Legend kits. The books are paper back, the tin has been replaced with a cardboard box and the opening and closing of the spice jars does not seem as good. The price is the same though!
Another incredible kit from The Spicery. I've now made six of the recipes and every one was excellent. I had no idea pickled jalapenos were so easy - and spicy, given that the chillies I used were mild. The spices are really well put together, aromatic and vibrant. There is a real range in the recipes - from simple, quick dishes to the significantly more complex: so like Curry Legend, there is an opportunity to make something that requires relatively little effort or to do a full-on epic meal, from taco fillings to stews. The inclusion of desserts is a nice touch. The style of the salsas and advice on how to make them easily is especially welcome. I made the roasted tomato salsa, which turned out very well indeed, with deep smoky flavours. Similarly to Curry Legend, the recipes invite customisation and are very adaptable: I used cooking chorizo for Chorizo Picante, rather than sausage meat, and simply halved the spices which worked really well. After the success of Curry Legend, I've been searching for a similar product for Mexican food - I'm very pleased that The Spicery has made Taco Legend and it is as good as I had hoped it would be. Well worth the wait! Keep up the good work.
We made the chicken tinga, red rice and raisin salsa. Oh boy, it was an absolute treat.
Its all over our hands, faces and cat but we don’t care because it tastes so good (cat is fine, just got dripped on).
This book is wonderful!
My 12 year old daughter cooked us Chicken Adobo with Charro Beans and Salsa Mexicana- the first recipes we have tried from Taco Legend. We give it a 5 star rating - every bit as delicious as Curry Legend Recipes . Hurrah for Taco Tuesday!
Dishes from taco legend. Chicken Mole Rosa, Arroz Verde, Sonoran Beans, pickled cabbage, Chipotle Pineapple Salsa and Pico de Gallo. Divine!
Not sure if it has loaded it all in the photo but I made tequila beer pork belly carnitas, chicken and chorizo tinga, taco arabes, elote, tortillas, guacamole, salsa, chipotle salsa, charred pineapple salsa, cebollas curtidas, garlic and herb mayocrema and spicy chips. Mostly from the new taco book! It was amazing and the flavours were gorgeous, would definitely recommend!
Essential Chicken Adobo with Guacamole. Delish with added cheese and refried beans and yoghurt. First recipe out if the Taco Recipe book!! Can't wait to try others
Al Pastor with Avocado Salsa and Cebollas Curtidas.
Our first recipe from the new book “How to be a Taco Legend” great tasting taco with bursts of sweetness with the pork and pineapple. Yummy accompaniments and really easy to make. Clean plates all round we will definitely be adding this to our repotoire. Can’t wait to try more recipes from the book.
Our first taco feast! Chicken tinga, pork pibil and too many salsas to count. All utterly delicious!
Pork Carnitas with Salsa Verde and Onion Salsa - Amazing flavour we used beer to braise they pork belly. Salsa verde teamed really well with the pork. Friday night used to be takeaway night but now it’s definitely a night to try new Spicery recipes.