Bill Esparza presents and signs L.A. Mexicano
The celebration of Mexican cooking that food lovers have been waiting for.
Richly photographed and authentically local, L.A. Mexicano showcases L.A.'s famously rich and complex Mexican-food culture, including recipes, profiles of chefs, bakers, restaurateurs, and vendors, and neighborhood guides. Part cookbook, part food journalism, and part love song to Los Angeles, it's the definitive resource for home cooks nationwide, hungry Angelenos, and food-loving visitors. Features a foreword by Taco USA's Gustavo Arellano and more than 100 photos by Staci Valentine. (Prospect Park Books) Bill Esparza is recent winner of a James Beard award for his coverage of the L.A. taco scene in Los Angeles Magazine. Considered one of the country's leading experts on Mexican food, the L.A. native curates the annual Tacolandia festival in Los Angeles; writes about Mexican food for Los Angeles Magazine and others; appears regularly on CNN, KCRW's radio show Good Food; and appears on such television shows as I'll Have What Phil's Having, Bizarre Foods, and Top Chef. A noted saxophone player, Esparza has traveled and eaten extensively throughout Mexico, Latin America, and, of course, Southern California.
Public Beer + Wine Shop from Long Beach, El Tepeyac Cafe in Boyle Heights and Chichenitza from Los Angeles, will be onsite serving appetizers and small bites.
This is a ticketed event. Eventbrite tickets are $35.00 + tax (per person) and will include entry into the event, a copy of L.A. Mexicano and one tasting ticket for a free item from one of our visiting vendors. Books and tasting tickets will be distributed at the event. If you are interested in trying an item from more than one vendors you will be able to purchase the item from them directly.
Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.