by Shelley Wiseman

The Taunton Press, $19.95, 172 pages

What makes a taco so fun to eat? Is it all those delicious toppings to choose from or is it how easy it is to make up a batch? No matter the reason, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love a taco. Shelley Wiseman presents readers with 100 unique recipes in her cookbook Just Tacos. As a master of Mexican cuisine, Wiseman includes recipes for every meal, food group, and palate. Start the day with Fried Eggs Ranchero Style Tacos or Mexican Scrambled Eggs Tacos. For lunch try Fried Avocado Tacos or Asian Tuna Tacos. Enjoy Chile-Marinated Pork Tacos with Roasted Pineapple for dinner. Vegetarians will be pleased with a chapter of their own. There are also recipes for salsas and sauces to accompany the meals.

The recipes are enhanced by the color photographs of food stylist Paul Grimes. The images are mouth-watering. Wiseman’s passion for cooking shines through. To expand readers’ knowledge about Mexican cooking, Wiseman provides details about the flavors of various spices. Wiseman also reviews recipe basics so readers can master cooking techniques. Find inspiration to begin planning a taco party! The sky is the limit when it comes to tacos.

Elizabeth Franklin