Mexican Cooking - 80 pages
This is a basic Mexican cookbook, prepared by experts. It can give you a nice introduction to some of the delicious Mexican meals you are able to cook in your own home. Spice up your meals - organized by type of food groups - here is an overview of the contents and chapters.
At 80 pages, and in order to give you the most recipes possible, they don't take up a large amount of space with photos. Roughly 10 percent of the pages have color photos of the recipes. This allows the publisher to include nearly 150 Mexican recipes and stay inside the 80 page book.
While, for the most part, the book is almost 100 % recipes, it has some other useful features which I'll explain now.
- Mexican Ingredient Guide
The book has a nice introduction to Mexican cooking and recipes. If you're at all interested in the history of Mexican cuisine, you'll enjoy this intro. Mexico's roots are discussed, as well as all the types of food groups this heritage has accumulated. A paragraph describes some interesting eating habits of the Mexican people, how they are accustomed to 5 meals a day - some very light, and some heavier... - instead of 3.
Additionally there's a guide to some unusual ingredients in Mexican cooking. This guide is very valuable for someone who wants to learn about Mexican food and its ingredients. It's presented in a directory format, you get explanations of different varieties of hot chile peppers, cheeses, beans, chorizo, cilantro, tortillas, and tomato varieties.
The Mexican Cooking food preparation instructions are very detailed - With nothing left to chance you get precise guidance needed to prepare the Mexican dishes correctly and authentically.