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How to Make Tacos with Jesse Kramer

Learn about Brooklyn Taco Co. chef/owner Jesse Kramer in this Howcast video.


Hi. My name is Jesse Kramer. I'm the Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Brooklyn Taco Company, one of Brooklyn's and New York's top taquerias. We serve modern takes on authentic Mexican food, particularly street food, so we have tacos, tamales, chips and guac, salsas, everything that's really fun and visually attractive about Mexican food.

I went to culinary school in 2007. It was French Culinary Institute. I think once I moved to Brooklyn I just fell in love with the food that I didn't even know existed and it's the simplicity, it's the powerful ingredients, the rusticness of it, and how everyone loves it. You can be rich, you can be poor, you can be from any different country, and tacos kind of bring everybody together and it's one of those humbling food that, it's so minimal it can totally make your day. You can spend $80 on a plate at John George and be let down, and spend $3 on a al pastor taco and it just blows you away and you're totally satisfied.

We are very social media oriented. We have a great documentary kind of about what we're doing in the kitchen. You can follow our adventures at Instagram or Twitter at Brooklyn Taco. I am so passionate about Mexican food that I feel empowered to make all of these recipes for you to do at home. And I want to give you the confidence to show you that you can do it. It took me two years and I've already created a successful taco business and I know that you can take these recipes at home and feel super comfortable, impress your guests and feel really proud of the beautiful, tasty creations at home that your guests will love, you will love. And you'll just feel great that you know how to cook Mexican food.

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