Mexican Food magazines are Awesome
If you have a Mexican Market in your area and you have a reasonable command of Spanish - I cannot implore to you more to look for the Magazine rack.
There is a series put out by Editorial Mango called Irresitible Platillos and they are stunning.
I picked up three yesterday at 2.50 each.
--Sardina y Nopal
-- Salsas y Molcajetes
Fascinating tradtional recipes and intriguing pairings.
KR, you need to talk to me. I've got a whole drawer full of these mags. I pick them up from Mexican news stands (and sometimes Sanborns, but they're more expensive there). Some of the titles I have are
Los Sabores de Navidad
Both of these are part of the Coleccion Paso a Paso
Ensaladas como Platillo Principal
Delicias de Carnes y Pescados Asados
Cocina con Sazon
Cocina Practica todo con Res
Recetas Practicas Capeados y Empanizados
Cocina Practica Mexicana Carnitas
Radar Editores Mas Pollo
Cocina con Pollo
Cocina Espical de Halloween
Kena Cocina puts out some outstanding culinary magazines
Sabor is kind of the Mexican equivalent to Gourmet. I like it alot. I'm not sure if they've got a web site or not, the last time I looked I couldn't find it, but it's been about 8 months.
The recipes in these magazines are deceptively simple. They also assume the reader actually knows how to cook ;-)
Definitely - if I could borrow some to make copies - I would not only be eating well thanks to you but also reading well!
Ive got a mixiotes one that is spectacular - ancas de rana, escamoles con pinones, veneado.
I just picked up the series of Salsa - taquera, picantes, and guacamoles para tlacoyos from a couple of the stands just on the otherside of the revolving gate entering Tijuana on monday.
Thanks for the tip. I have never considered buying a Spanish magazine, but I do enjoy Latin foods - great way to get the real deal instead of the American version.
If you need help translating, there are a lot of very useful websites out there (sometimes the grammar comes back a bit jumbled, but readable).
I used http://www.freetranslation.com/ to help me translate a blog posting for pizza dough from Italian to English and I must say it is my favorite pizza dough recipe to date!
My co-worker who is Mexican/Argentinian, brought back not only about half a dozen cooking magazines- she brought 2 full cookbooks when she visited family in Argentina last year. GORGEOUS color photos, and really interesting and delicious-sounding stuff. The baking cookbook was especially nice-looking.
Anyone interested in uniquely Mexican confections should check out Editorial Mango's "Irresistibles Gelatinas" for making Gelatin based masterpieces.
Also, there are a couple of seasonal magazines that cite Vigilia or Cuaresma that specialize in Lenten dishes... which are good window Mexico's lighter fare.