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tonyburton


Mar 31, 2014, 3:47 PM

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Mexican cookbook for beginners ?

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Could anyone please suggest two or three good choices for an English-language Mexican cookbook for beginners? (Think 20-something-year-old student!).
The ideal choice would be strong in the cuisine of western Mexico (eg Jalisco pozole, etc), but all suggestions considered.
Thanks,
Tony



rayitodeluna

Mar 31, 2014, 8:43 PM

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Could anyone please suggest two or three good choices for an English-language Mexican cookbook for beginners? (Think 20-something-year-old student!).
The ideal choice would be strong in the cuisine of western Mexico (eg Jalisco pozole, etc), but all suggestions considered.
Thanks,
Tony


Tony, I dont have a cookbook suggestion but I DO have a blog suggestions. Google "La Cocina de Leslie" , it is a *mexican food blog written in English. Lots of photos, easy recipes, a fun read as well. Every recipe I have made from her blog has become a family favorite. Just rently made a Pollo Pipian Verde and my children were literally licking the sauce off the plate. My 4 year old at 3 legs and a thigh. No joke.

Also, there is an celebrity American cook who really loves Mexican cuisine but his name is escaping me. The same blogger i mentioned has mentioned his cookbooks several times but the name eludes me. Robert something? Ill google it.

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~

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rayitodeluna

Mar 31, 2014, 8:47 PM

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Googled and found him, Rick Bayless.

http://www.saveur.com/gallery/Six-Essential-Mexican-Cookbooks?page=2

I cant personally vouch for his recipes, but I have seen him and his love for Mexican food mentioned alot.

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~


esperanza

Apr 1, 2014, 6:50 AM

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Could anyone please suggest two or three good choices for an English-language Mexican cookbook for beginners? (Think 20-something-year-old student!).
The ideal choice would be strong in the cuisine of western Mexico (eg Jalisco pozole, etc), but all suggestions considered.
Thanks,
Tony


Tony, I dont have a cookbook suggestion but I DO have a blog suggestions. Google "La Cocina de Leslie" , it is a spanish food blog written in English. Lots of photos, easy recipes, a fun read as well. Every recipe I have made from her blog has become a family favorite. Just rently made a Pollo Pipian Verde and my children were literally licking the sauce off the plate. My 4 year old at 3 legs and a thigh. No joke.

Also, there is an celebrity American cook who really loves Mexican cuisine but his name is escaping me. The same blogger i mentioned has mentioned his cookbooks several times but the name eludes me. Robert something? Ill google it.

A heads-up: Leslie's blog is about Mexican food, not Spanish food.

Roberto Santibáñez, an outstanding chef from Mexico City who has opened two highly successful restaurants (and a bar) in New York, recently wrote a book called "Truly Mexican". It's easy to follow and has very good recipes. I often recommend it to people who are looking for a place to begin. If you click on my signature link, look on the left-hand sidebar, where the book covers show up. Just scroll down to see "Truly Mexican"--then click on the cover and you'll go directly to the Amazon page where you can buy the book.

http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com









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rayitodeluna

Apr 1, 2014, 7:19 AM

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Thanks for catching that typo.

~~~~~~ Enjoying life in northern D.F. with our family of Americans and chilangos.
Family and expat blog here : http://threecurlygirlys.blogspot.mx/ ~~~~~~


tonyburton


Apr 1, 2014, 8:10 AM

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Thanks for these suggestions.


tonyburton


Apr 1, 2014, 8:12 AM

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Thanks for this suggestion, which sounds like the ideal gift for the person concerned. If anyone else has suggestions, then please keep them coming, Tony
 
 
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