Nov 3, 2006, 11:15 AM
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This may or may not be of interest to those of you who read this forum.
Over at Chowhound - http://www.chowhound.com - on the Home Cooking board each month is devoted to cooking from one specific cookbook. The theory is that many of us either have so many cookbooks we can't possibly cook our way through them, or that we may have "heard" something about a particular cookbook and might want to know more about it before puchasing. I think the overall idea is that with many people all cooking from one cookbook for a month that many of the recipes can be produced and the results - good, bad or indifferent - discussed.
So, based on the title of this thread, you've guessed it, the November cookbook is Mexico, One Plate at a Time by Rick Bayless. I've owned this cookbook since it came out in 2000 and have cooked from it with pretty good luck. The book as been broken down into sections for the purpose of reporting results, or discussing things about the recipes. Here's a link to the general instructions and links for the specific topic sections (such as Drinks & Desserts, Entress, Sopas, etc) http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/339027
There is currently a rather lengthy discussion going on about masa on this thread http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/339023
Chowhound is a free site, but they will make you register if you want to join the discussion and post. I post as DiningDiva. As I said above, I've already cooked from this particular cookbook and will be doing so again this weekend when I make the Mexican Chocolate Streusel Cake and the Pescado Veracruzana. If you own this book, or if you're NOB and can check it out of the library, and want to partipate in a month of Mexican cooking, here's your chance.
I think that what you'll find even just reading through the threads and posts is a general eagerness and interest in learning about Mexican food, but a real lack in depth of understanding.