The Art of Mexican Cooking - 496 pages - $30.00 USD
This instruction book for cooking Mexican food is a definitive study of authentic Mexican food and all the many techniques that are used for preparing it. Among the 496 pages of the book you'll find over 200 recipes fully described and explained.
Abundant background information is presented about the origin of the food, regional variations that sometimes exist, how the recipes preparation may have changed and evolved through the years.
So much more than a book of recipes, this book stores and shares the skills, tips, and tricks of the trade that fans of Mexican cooking will want to know. So what's the book like - and how is it organized? Well, the recipes are grouped according to main ingredient - soups, pasta, vegetables, poultry, seafood, park, corn, etc. There are special sections to teach about chiles, seasonings, and the cooking equipment used in preparing Mexican food. The cooking equipment section spends several pages detailing the hardware you'll need to have in order to make the recipes in the book. The equipment is further broken down by category, such as electrical, cookware, utensils, etc. Each item in the equipment list has a detailed description. When the item is on the rare or hard to find side, they give you tips on where to buy it.
This book will certainly appeal to all kinds of Mexican food lovers. Professional people who will find this book valuable include owners of a Mexican restaurant, chefs that work in a Mexican restaurant, students who are studying to be Mexican food chefs.