Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.
Today: Taco night gets some unexpected guests.
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Here in Dallas, there are various categories of tacos to be found. I tend to seek out the classic, authentic sort -- though on rare occasions, I crave those with a sense of humor. These tacos are a departure from what you would find at a taco stand; instead, they're charred tortillas folded around crispy, garlicky ground lamb and arugula leaves. The ingredients, however, mingle like new friends (even if unexpected ones).
As a freelance food writer and cook, I first wrote this style of recipe as a column on my blog, The Wright Recipes, as an excuse to cook good food for my friends in a quick and simple way.
Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute™ Meals grew into a cookbook that was published by Workman in May 2013. The recipes found here are original, made especially for Food52 to once again celebrate simple food with friends.
Before her diagnosis, Caroline wrote a book on cakes called Cake Magic!. She started developing a birthday cake using her gluten-free mix found in that book. Check out other recipes she’s developing for her new life—and the stories behind them—on her blog, The Wright Recipes. Her next book, Catalan Food, written with chef Daniel Olivella, comes out in early September from Clarkson Potter.