Q&A with Chef Tyler Florence
Tyler: In California, it's got to be Mexican. To me, I think Latin American food and Mexican food is as important to North America as really good Italian food is to Europe. … America is sort of a sub culture of a lot of different places—it's a melting pot. When you go to Mexico, it's pure, and they have a wonderful culture that they don't really pull from a lot of different societies. It's their society, their culture that they really celebrate. And the food's beautiful.