Tough Taco Talk

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Yesterday we got into a little debate over what makes a good taco and how likely one is to find such a creation on the East Coast. Being from Los Angeles, I have certain strong ideas on this topic that not only have to do with the taste and presentation, but also the price. Of course, on this site, we talk about cooking, not restaurants, so the goal of this debate would ultimately be to help people make a great taco of their own.

Two fired up readers submitted photographs of what they consider a perfect taco. Ann's favorite taco, pictured at left, has "a nice schmear of guac" and WBGuy believes a taco, like the one on the right, should only contain the following: two layers of fresh tortillas, some kind of seasoned meat, salsa, onions and cilantro.

Do you make tacos at home? What are the most important ingredients in your creation?

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