Taco Loquisimo at Oceanside Farmer's Market 'Crazy-Good'
|Photo by Jan Norris|
|Anthony Sanders (center) at Tacos Loquisimo|
"I love it. I can express myself. I just grab ingredients and come up with something - I like cooking that way," he said.
For a chocolate theme at the market, he made mussels with a chocolate-beer nage. "The people loved it," he said - and it fit with the unexpected dishes he devises.
It's a far cry from his other gig as chef/consultant at Cafe Cellini in Palm Beach's President Condominium. Diners there aren't the taco-stand kind of crowd. "But I can do pretty much anything I want there, too. If a guest requests something, I'll make it. Anything -- I love to cook for people who appreciate it."
His background includes a stint as sous chef at 32 East in Delray Beach. "We cooked with whatever was fresh in the market," he said. The menu changed daily - which kept him interested, he said and always challenged.
He's from Appalachicola but graduated from Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach. He worked with Buckhead Life, a huge restaurant group in Atlanta, and opened a new-Southern restaurant featuring soul food-style small plates, Rare Soul Food Tapas. It's his dream to open one like it elsewhere.
"It's my mission to educate people about soul food. They have a bad impression of it as all fats, fried and sugary foods. My grandmother cooked fresh vegetables every day and it wasn't all fatty but it was totally flavorful," he said.
Meanwhile, it's Taco Loquisimo every Saturday with new recipes each week. "It means craziest - but good crazy," Sanders said of the name. "That's me."
Want one? Get there early - they sell out at a mere $3 each.
At the Oceanside Farmer's Market, Lake Worth
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(Northeast foot of the Lake Worth bridge on the Intracoastal)
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