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Mexican Cookbooks

rspencer1220 Jun 15, 2009 02:19 PM

Can anyone recommend a good Mexican cookbook? I am looking for one which is authentic yet still uses ingredients which are somewhat common.


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    Gail RE: rspencer1220 Jun 15, 2009 03:43 PM

    Diana Kennedy, The Art of Mexican Cooking

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      alanbarnes RE: Gail Jun 15, 2009 07:41 PM

      Ditto. And "The Essential Cuisines of Mexico," which combines her first three books in a single volume.

    2. chicgail RE: rspencer1220 Jun 15, 2009 06:16 PM

      Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen or Mexican Everyday. Bayless does a wonderful job of teaching the basic techniques of Mexican cooking. All his recipes have variations so you can easily riff with whatever ingredients you have available, even if you've never made it before.

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        Gail RE: chicgail Jun 15, 2009 07:20 PM

        Diana Kennedy is old school Mexican cooking who has lived there forever. Rick Bayless is nouveau Mexican cuisine, but is delish too. Depends on what your looking for, both have merit.

      2. Veggo RE: rspencer1220 Jun 15, 2009 07:54 PM

        Yoo hoo, Cristina in Guadalajara! We need you now!
        (she has 200)

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