In 2016 the New York Times named Mexico City the world’s number one travel destination. Santa Barbara tamale chef and author, Richard Lambert, says a big part of the city’s attraction is its colorful street food scene, where there are lots of surprises. In his new ebook, A Visitor’s Guide to Mexico City Street Food , Lambert describes pambazos, tlayudas, arrachera, costras, and huitlacoche as “some of the best street foods you’ve probably never heard of, and will have fun discovering.” Last year, Lambert lived in Mexico City for eight months with his daughter Juliet, who owns a catering and restaurant business there. He says, “I grabbed the opportunity to eat my way across the city, finding something new on every street. The options are endless when there are an estimated half million street food vendors in the city.” Lambert’s 37-page guide provides street food recommendations, descriptive photos, food and health safety tips, and on-the-street videoclips. The ebook also comes with a separate 40-page Spanish-English glossary of food terms prepared by Mr. Lambert. Chapter titles include: Tacos are King of the Night, The Salsa Tells You Who is Cooking, Have You Had Your Vitamin ‘T’ Today, The Aztecs Called Them Tianguis, and Five Swoonworthy Favorites. The cost of the ebook is $12.95, and may be ordered online at

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