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Mexico : The Cookbook
by Margarita Carrillo Arronte


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A New York Times Best Seller

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Cookbook (Fall 2014)

"All my life I have wanted to travel through Mexico to learn authentic recipes from each region and now I don't have to - Margarita has done it for me " - Eva Longoria

The first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, written by a living culinary legend, Mexico: The Cookbook features an unprecedented 700 recipes from across the entire country, showcasing the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican cuisine.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A New York Times Best Seller

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Cookbook (Fall 2014)

"All my life I have wanted to travel through Mexico to learn authentic recipes from each region and now I don't have to - Margarita has done it for me " - Eva Longoria

The first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, written by a living culinary legend, Mexico: The Cookbook features an unprecedented 700 recipes from across the entire country, showcasing the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican cuisine. Author Margarita Carrillo Arronte has dedicated 30 years to researching, teaching, and cooking Mexican food, resulting in this impressive collection of Snacks and Street Food, Starters and Salads, Eggs, Soups, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Accompaniments, Rice and Beans, Breads and Pastries, and Drinks and Desserts.

Beautifully illustrated with 200 full‐color photographs, the book includes dishes such as Acapulco‐style ceviche, Barbacoa de Pollo from Hidalgo, classic Salsa Ranchera, and the ultimate Pastel Tres Leches, each with notes on recipe origins, ingredients, and techniques, along with contributions from top chefs such as Enrique Olvera and Hugo Ortega.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780714867526
  • ISBN-10: 0714867527
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 704
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 7.5 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.15 pounds


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Books > Cooking > Regional & Ethnic - Mexican

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Arronte, owner of Turtux restaurant in Mexico City, offers a glimpse into the geography, history, and agriculture of the country as well as an introduction to Mexican staples such as corn, chiles, and tortillas. She explores the country’s distinct regions, from Central Mexico’s pickled pigs’ trotters to Falta’s rice with coconut milk. In addition to standard cookbook chapters by course, Arronte also includes snacks and street food, eggs, rice and beans, and bread and pastries. Cactus paddles and banana leaves may not be easy for U.S. readers to find, but dishes such as drunken chicken, stuffed avocados, and wedding stew can easily be made from a well-stocked kitchen. Marinated lamb chops, cream of lentil soup, and pickled mushrooms are surprising but appetizing contributions that will dispel food stereotypes. And dishes such as Oaxaca-style fish or short ribs in chili and coffee sauce will broaden and educate American palates. Full-color photos of food, landscapes, and people round out this hefty and appealing collection. For those interested in learning how to make authentic Mexican cuisine, Arronte has provided the definitive guide. (Oct.)

 
BookPage Reviews

Cooking: Cooking up great gifts

If your holiday hit list includes cookbooks, you’re in luck. Pick the right book for the lucky cook and serve it up!

With 26 restaurants, nine cookbooks and TV shows galore, Mario Batali is a cooking-scene icon. So, when he says, “Where chefs once ruled the waves, local small farmers are the new rock stars,” you’d better listen up. To prove his point that sourcing the best local ingredients is the real secret to creating great food, he and his buddy Jim Webster asked 14 chefs from coast to coast to point out their favorite farmers. You meet them in America—Farm to Table, accompanied by more than 100 recipes they inspired Batali to create, along with his always engaging, informative header notes. Grazie molto, Mario, for this gorgeous celebration of American farmers and food.

Weighing in at almost five pounds and including more than 600 recipes, Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte, a well-known chef/restaurateur in Mexico City, offers a grand tour of Mexico’s regional cuisines. Well, “grand tour” may not do it justice—it’s encyclopedic, an extravaganza, but it’s also fun and peppered with 200 tantalizing photographs. Arronte loves the food of her country and the rich, complex culture it represents, and she’s made sure that these recipes are muy auténtica. You’ll find everything from guacamole, chilaquiles and quesadillas to Tuna with Chipotle Crust and Chiles in Walnut Sauce sprinkled with pomegranate seeds, from the legendary Tres Leches Cake to sweet Strawberry Tamales and Candied Limes stuffed with Coconut. ¡Buen provecho!

Do hotshot chefs really cook at home? If their recipes are tempting and achievable by mere mortals, who cares? The dishes Marcus Samuelsson includes in Marcus Off Duty: Recipes I Cook at Home are super tempting and truly doable. Plus, they’re a marvelous mélange of the international flavors that have intrigued Samuelsson throughout his multinational cooking career, from Ethiopian (Doro Wat) Tostados and his Swedish grandmother’s Meatballs & Gravy to Orange-Curry Beef Stir-Fry and Harissa-Crusted Turkey. All these great dishes are presented in a sumptuous package with yummy photos.

TOP PICK IN COOKBOOKS
If you want Gabrielle Hamilton’s backstory, read her acclaimed memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter; if you want to cook some of her acclaimed recipes, read her debut cookbook, Prune, get into the kitchen and follow orders. There’s no introduction or header notes, but with the amped-up attitude you’d expect, Hamilton talks to you as if you were a line cook in her restaurant. Many of the more than 250 recipes have handwritten advice and admonishments, and all have the kind of detailed cooking and plating instructions you rarely, if ever, find in books for “civilians.” It’s a unique trip from bar snacks through lunch, dinner, brunch, desserts, cocktails and garbage or, better yet, repurposed rinds, skins and scraps. Prune is an unusual and unusually appealing cookbook.

 

This article was originally published in the December 2014 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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