This week on Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis welcomes Alex Stupak, Chef and Owner of EmpellÃ³n Cocina and EmbellÃ³n Taqueria in New York City. The topic’s of the show include “modernist” cooking, and the move away from it after wd-50 and Alinea, the draw to Mexican food in NYC, and cross-cultural cooking – cooking/embracing a cuisine that might be outside one’s familial roots. At EmpellÃ³n Cocina & Taqueria, they are dedicated to the myriad of fundamental techniques and applications that make Mexican cooking taste Mexican. EmpellÃ³n’s approach to cuisine is informed by authenticity, but not limited by it. Learn how Alex moved towards Mexican cooking, and how he manages two restaurants with the same cuisine, but different names. Find out more on this week’s episode of Taste Matters! This program has been sponsored by Many Kitchens.
“The goal of most of cuisines is not to be creative, but to hold on to tradition.” [23:13]
— Alex Stupak on Taste Matters