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Acclaimed French chef Jacques Pepin (center) has had an extraordinary 60-year career. He says his new cookbook, Jacques Pepin: Heart and Soul in the Kitchen, will be his last. Maybe. Evan Agostini/AP hide caption

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D. Watkins' work has appeared in The Baltimore Sun and Salon. He will start teaching English at Goucher College in the spring. Aaron Maybin/Hot Books hide caption

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Originating in Mexico City, suadero tacos have gone from a food of the poor to a widely adored filling. These tacos are made from a variety of meats, including suadero, a cut from the lower parts of a cow. The meat is cooked in a griddle-like device called a comal. Paulo Vidales/Courtesy of Phaidon hide caption

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