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Bill Esparza Mr.

Staci Valentine

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Bill Esparza is the winner of a James Beard award for his coverage of the L.A. taco scene in Los Angeles Magazine and is one of the country’s leading experts on Mexican food. The California native curates L.A.’s annual Tacolandia festival, writes often about Mexican food and appears regularly on CNN, KCRW’s radio show: Good Food and 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.

His new book is "L.A. Mexicano: Recipes, People and Places."

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Scheduled events:
L.A. Mexicano: Winning Our Hearts Through Our Stomachs
Bill Esparza, one of the country's leading experts on Mexican cuisine talks about food writing, and his new cookbook "L.A. Mexicano."

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Bill Esparza
Moderator: Gregory McNamee
Tales from the Table: Writing about Food
Three noted food writers talk about food history, family meals, favorite recipes and restaurants and what inspired their research. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bill Esparza, Amy Ettinger, Gregory McNamee
Moderator: Edie Jarolim

L.A. Mexicano: Recipes, People and Places
Nuestras Raices
Prospect Park Books
July 2017
ISBN 9781945551000
240 pages
$29.95, INSTORE
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The celebration of Mexican cooking that food lovers have been waiting for. Richly photographed and authentically local, L. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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