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HAWKAMOLE: How to Have Your Guac and Eat It, Too by Delilah S. Dawson (4/15/2015) - On book launch day, I need two things: CUPCAKES AND BOOZE. And you know what goes well with both of those items? My new book, HIT. No, wait. I mean… GUACAMOLE. But I don’t want to walk two miles in the rain to get it, so I made it myself. Mind you, this is my […]
Poach it, Hash It, Eat It (4/15/2015) - When I’m not being an international woman of mystery or writing books about junkie wizards, I’m a family lady who’s constantly worrying about what to make for dinner. On Sunday, for example, my son got home from a campout and my husband had a hockey game and I had a deadline, so I needed something […]
The very best taco Seattle has to offer (4/13/2015) - It took me a while–a bit over a year, in fact–but I finally found a truly great taco in Seattle.   But first you need some background.  Back in June of ’14, Kevin Hearne invited a bunch of us authors to visit The Taco Guild in Phoenix, AZ during Phoenix Comicon.  Now I consider myself […]
Bacon Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yes, Really. (4/7/2015) - Did the title of this post cause you to recoil in horror? Or did you start to drool? Bacon and chocolate works surprisingly well. I’ve actually made chocolate-covered bacon toffee before (aka BACON CRACK). Here, the combo plays well together in cookie form. The addition of the bacon fat infuses dough with flavor. It’s really […]
Healthy* Chicken Chimichangas! (4/6/2015) - Here is what scares me about chimichangas: They’re deep-fried burritos. Burritos are not normally a lightweight meal to begin with, but deep frying them seems like you’re giving your heart a big ol’ middle finger. Kind of like deep-fried butter sticks at the county fair or deep-fried anything, really. So we’re going to tone things […]
April Fools Confessional: Karina Cooper (4/1/2015) - Forgive me, Our Lady of Margaritas, for I have sinned… It has been [uncontrollable coughing fit] days since my last confession. You see, I have something of an income, now. My very own income. And it’s kind of amazing, except… except I understand that as Taco Templar of the Holy Guacamole, it is very much my […]
April Fools Day Confessional: Jaye Wells (4/1/2015) - Forgive me, Tacolytes, for I have sinned. When I was just a novitiate, I stole the sacred habanero once used by St. Scoville of Antioch from the sepulcher of the Taco Pope. Each year under the dark of a new moon, I eat a single seed from the infernal pepper and commune with my dark […]
April Fool’s Day Confessional: Delilah S. Dawson (4/1/2015) - I’ve been hiding this under my fedora for a long time, but… I’m really a dude. A dude named Dick Manly. I only write under a lady’s name because women typically sell better and get more attention as writers. You can’t imagine how much money I waste on shaving products and false eyelashes for events. […]
April Fool’s Confessional: Jason M. Hough (4/1/2015) - Who me? Sinned? Please. Well…. there’s was that one time… This was forty years ago, mind you, and I’d just completed my expedition to the South Pole wearing nothing but a sombrero and a full compliment of arctic gear. Anyway, as our party hiked back to base camp in Boise, Idaho, I found myself behind Delilah […]
April Fool’s Day Confessional: Nicole Peeler (4/1/2015) - Forgive me, Tacopope, for I have sinned. Repeatedly and often. It’s just that on the way to work there’s this place. I know it’s a bad place. I know I shouldn’t go there. I know I shouldn’t love it so much…but I do. Sometimes I find myself there. I pull up…and next thing I know […]
Review: Street Taco and Beer Co. in Tucson, AZ (3/31/2015) - The title isn’t simply listing the menu items at a particular restaurant. The place we visited is actually called Street Taco and Beer Co. In preparation for my trip to the Tucson Festival of Books, I had to scout out the local restaurants. I hit up Yelp and found this place. My husband loves craft […]
Jalapeño Sweet Potato Fries (3/26/2015) - I’m getting to be a confident enough cook that I can be creative. I can change recipes up a little and not freak out. I’m also getting to be confident enough that I can sometimes look at a recipe and be totally appalled by what I see.  Like this: ME:  Oh hey, a recipe for […]
Pole-Pole (po-le po-le) (3/24/2015) - To the Taco flock, This is the French Friar. I have been deep in studies and pillaging–I mean pilgriming far and wide. Today I return with the fruits of my travels. Actually, I’ve been nose deep hitting a book deadline and then stupidly decided to hike a mountain without training for it. Because of, you […]
Holy Guacamole (3/18/2015) - I just got back from a week’s vacation at the beach, so I’ve been cooking as little as possible. But I realized that I’ve never shared my recipe for that most sacred of sacraments, The Holy Guacamole. Guacamole is a potentially divisive topic, likely to create great schisms in the HTC. Let me just put […]
Whiskey Soda Bread (3/17/2015) - For St. Patrick’s Day, when you might be needing to soak up some alcohol in your system, why not soak it up with something that’s already been partially soaked in whiskey? I’m sharing with you a recipe for some slightly non-traditional but quite delicious soda bread. I had this at a St. Patrick’s party over […]
Fake Chiles Rellenos (3/5/2015) - Look, you and I both love tacos. They’re delicious. They’re spiritually inspiring. They’re also kinda… fussy to make at home. Lot of moving parts to a taco. The meats, the condiments, the toppings! And I don’t know about you, but some days I want food with low effort. Practically no effort at all. Enter Fake Chiles […]
Verde Pork Loin Fulfills Your Meaty Desires (3/3/2015) - My slow cooker is one of my best friends, a friend that creates loads of food to feed us for days. It works miracle when I’m writing on a deadline. Today I’m sharing a meat recipe that reminds me a lot of posole, that luscious green Mexican stew. This dish, though, focuses on the meat. […]
Green Chile Burros Tacopope Style (3/2/2015) - When I was a wee lad, my parents used to take me to the same Mexican restaurant most weekends and there they would order the same thing every time: Green chile burros enchilada style. We’re talking beef, here, slow roasted until it’s melt-in-your-mouth and wrapped up in a burro with a ladle of verde sauce […]
The Violet Margarita (2/26/2015) - Lots of people claim to have THE margarita recipe. They brag that they have the best margarita, that their margaritas are magnifico and all others are less than adequate. I know better than to enter into that fray. I make an adequate margarita, and that’s just fine. The most important thing: fresh ingredients. If you’ve […]
PUNCH YO’ MAMA OUT (2/25/2015) - So I love punch. It’s kind of my thing. I have this fuck off enormous punch bowl and I love to fill it and have friends over and stick cheese and booze down their throats. WHICH IS MY IDEA OF A PARTY MMMKAY? At the start of this winter (this wretched, wretched winter that will […]

Church Authors


Writing books is hungry work—ask any author who needs to eat. And in the middle of a 5K-word sprint you can get such a hankering for tacos and margaritas that it becomes a religious experience. Revelations can occur. Passages of holy writ just happen. Like this one from the Taco Bible:

from The Taco Bible, Book of Ingredients


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 Are you a real church?

We are not a church in the tax-exempt sense; we don’t have a choir, organist, or a guilt trip to lay on you, and our altar is the local taco stand. But we are a fellowship of authors who like to get together and talk about stuff we love—in this case, food, drink, and books.

If I join your church will I get in trouble with the one I’m already in?

We really doubt it. For one thing, we’re not going to tell anybody. For another, the Tacolord and Margarita of the Salted Rim don’t require your faith or your worship—they are going to do their thing regardless—so you don’t have to worry about making your current god(s) jealous.

What does the Holy Taco Church think of LGBT marriage?

We hope we’re invited to the wedding and there will be tacos and margaritas at the reception. And churro cupcakes with candied bacon on top. Aww yeah. Because love is rad, people, and we’re all in the same tortilla together.

What is your stance on burritos/tapas/enchiladas/churros/beer/anything else at all? Aren’t they superior foods/beverages?

We like them very much and consume them often. We are not the sort of people to say ours is the one true way or pick a fight over what tastes best. We think you should put whatever you want in your taco, you know? The only thing we fight about is whose turn it is to be the designated driver. Because we ALWAYS need a designated driver even though we all want tasty beverages. Seriously, friends: You gotta be responsible when chilling with Lady Margarita.

How does the Holy Taco Church believe the world was created?

Fuck if we know, we weren’t there. But we’re here now and it’s Taco Tuesday! Or it will be in 1-6 days! We’re going out for the cochinita pibil.





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  • Fill Your Taco With Love

    Here in the Holy Taco Church we are fond of looking at our lives like a taco. When the teeth of the Tacolord crunch down and he eats you (as he eats everything in the universe), will your taco—that is to say, your life— be delicious? How can you make sure that it is? There’s an easy […]

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