I’m composing an app for iphone and android titled “Austin Texas Barbacoa Trail.” This is a subject near and dear to me as I’ve ranged across Texas since the 90’s trying to find the best, most authentic version available.

The going’s been tough. There’s a lot of bad barbacoa out there. For every El Taco Rico that you find, there’s a dozen taquerias just sort of phoning it in when it comes to cooking cow heads. I have no idea what Chef Yolanda Sanchez Cornejo’s secret is. She’s working from a tiny cart in a blacktop parking lot of a faded laundry mat in a rough and tumble corner of Austin.

But her barbacoa is pure magic. Pictured: a barbacoa tostada garnished with cabbage, jalapeno, cotija, radish and onions with two dynamite salsas standing ready for the beck and call.


Previous Yolanda coverage: http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/1/1/Austin-Daily-Photo-Yolanda-Sanchez-Cornejo-of-El-Taco-Rico-In-Montopolis-Neighborhood?adminview=true

We’re always looking for top flight writers to sit in at the scrumptious site. We recruited Jake Camozzi after reading his superb blog http://leavemetheoink.wordpress.com/ here’s his take on Yolanda http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/1/9/A-Neophyte-Gringo-Enters-Taco-Nirvana-By-Jake-Camozzi?adminview=true

previous Austin Daily Photos http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/Austin-Daily-Photo

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