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Mexican Food magazines are Awesome

kare_raisu Mar 7, 2008 09:41 AM

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.

  1. DiningDiva Nov 16, 2008 05:35 PM

    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
    Come Sanamente
    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
    And more....

    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 ;-)

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    1. re: DiningDiva
      kare_raisu Nov 16, 2008 07:07 PM

      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.

    2. c
      Chefsquire Nov 15, 2008 09:16 AM

      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!

      1. kare_raisu Nov 15, 2008 08:45 AM

        I found the website of radar editores which makes the great cocina pratica and delicas de.. series

        1. kare_raisu Apr 13, 2008 09:28 PM


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          1. re: kare_raisu
            sugarsnapp Apr 13, 2008 09:34 PM

            do any of the magazines have a website?

          2. Honeychan Apr 13, 2008 01:31 PM

            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.

            1. kare_raisu Apr 13, 2008 01:13 PM

              Here are two amazing revistas I picked up at a supermercado chain in riverside county.

              1. kare_raisu Mar 7, 2008 03:38 PM

                -Pascal de chile ancho
                - siete chile
                -chipotle con charales

                1. Eat_Nopal Mar 7, 2008 02:09 PM

                  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.

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                  1. re: Eat_Nopal
                    kare_raisu Mar 7, 2008 03:14 PM

                    EN have you ever heard of 'Don Porfirio' salsa?

                    1. re: kare_raisu
                      Eat_Nopal Mar 7, 2008 03:22 PM

                      Nope... is it good?

                      1. re: Eat_Nopal
                        kare_raisu Mar 7, 2008 03:34 PM

                        Its the reason I think I bought this magazine:
                        -Roasted garlic
                        - orange juice
                        - olive oil
                        queso anejo

                        1. re: kare_raisu
                          Eat_Nopal Mar 7, 2008 03:35 PM

                          Nice... so its a bottled brand or a recipe?

                          1. re: Eat_Nopal
                            kare_raisu Mar 7, 2008 03:37 PM


                            - guajillo con mango y hoja santa
                            -Picante con nuez
                            -Jalapeno y guayaba
                            -Picante con ajonjoli

                            1. re: kare_raisu
                              Eat_Nopal Mar 7, 2008 03:38 PM

                              Nice... what is in the Atlixco?

                              1. re: Eat_Nopal
                                kare_raisu Mar 7, 2008 03:40 PM

                                poblanos, tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapenos, cumin, oregano, chicken broth, olive oil

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