From Our Editors
Gaberielle Gonzalez has been cooking since she was a child, but she didn't start out with Mexican recipes. Her interest in Mexican cuisine blossomed when she met the man she would marry. His fond recollections of the cuisine in his hometown—Tepic, Nayarit—inspired her to try and re-create those memories for him.
Years later, Gaberielle has mastered the cuisine of the Nayarit region. Inside the Tamale Mama's food truck, she fashions from-scratch tamales and enchiladas while prioritizing local ingredients, including Draper Valley chicken and hormone-free, antibiotic-free pork from Tails & Trotters. Sourcing the best catches local fishermen and mermaids, Gaberielle stuffs fresh crab and bay shrimp go into zesty tacos. Grill-sizzled pork chops and citrus chicken round out her south-of-the-border repertoire.