From the long-time host of Food Network's Mexican Made Easy and now co-host of The Kitchen comes Marcela's most personal collection of recipes yet, a reflection of her experience growing up in Tijuana and traveling back and forth to San Diego to see family and friends and for school. Read more...
From the long-time host of Food Network's Mexican Made Easy and now co-host of The Kitchen comes Marcela's most personal collection of recipes yet, a reflection of her experience growing up in Tijuana and traveling back and forth to San Diego to see family and friends and for school. This book captures a culture centered around food, loved ones, and gatherings with mouthwatering recipes and in vibrant photography, all shot at Valladolid's home. Mexican food really is simple at its core, if you have some extra time for slow roasting meats or to prepare a few salsas, and the results are sure to impress. There are small bites like Cod Fritters with Chipotle Tartar Sauce and Grilled Steak and Cheese Tostadas; entrees such as Red Chile Lamb Stew and Roasted Tomatillo Salmon; and even drinks and desserts for special occasions, including Strawberry Layered Tres Leches Cake. With mouthwatering recipes and evocative photography, Casa Marcela presents Mexican food in a way never seen before.
- ISBN-13: 9780544808553
- ISBN-10: 054480855X
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
- Publish Date: April 2017
- Page Count: 288
- Dimensions: 9 x 8.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-02-20
- Reviewer: Staff
In Valladolids latest cookbook, the Food Network host warmly welcomes readers into her new southern California home. Her two prior cookbooks (Mexican Made Easy and The Kitchen) focused on quick and easy Mexican home cooking; in contrast, this lushly photographed book brings the reader into Valladolids dream house (it even includes an essay from her interior designer) and the organic garden that provides much of the produce for her recipes. Valladolid has put together an inspiring blend of everyday recipes, along with more time-consuming dishes meant for special occasions. She offers up classics and house favorite dishes such as picadillo-stuffed jalapeño peppers; crispy potato and poblano tacos; and oxtail, bean, and chili stew. Some of her most interesting recipes are mash-ups of different cuisines, including huitla waffles, pork shoulder in morita-hoisin sauce, and Mexican ramen. Her healthy and nutritious recipes are balanced by luscious-looking dessert offerings, including a chocolate cajeta brownie pudding and an upside-down mango cake. For readers without a kohlrabi-filled garden or access to the markets in Tijuana (Valladolid frequently crosses the border for Mexican specialties), she usually recommends substitutions. Valladolids fans will enjoy reading this book as much as they enjoy cooking from it. (Apr.)