Authentic Mexican 20th Anniversary Ed: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

Hardcover | April 3, 2007

byRick Bayless

not yet rated|write a review

Americans have at last discovered Mexico's passion for exciting food. We've fallen in love with the great Mexican combination of rich, earthy flavors and casual, festive dining. But we don't begin to imagine how sumptuous and varied the cooking of Mexico really is.

After ten years of loving exploration, Rick Bayless, together with his wife, Deann, gave us Authentic Mexican, this now classic, easy-to-use compendium of our southern neighbor's cooking.

This all-embracing cookbook offers the full range of dishes, from poultry, meat, fish, rice, beans, and vegetables to eggs, snacks made of corn masa, tacos, turnovers, enchiladas and their relatives, tamales, and moles, ending with desserts, sweets, and beverages. There are irresistible finger foods such as Yucatecan marinated shrimp tacos and crispy cheese-filled masa turnovers; spicy corn chowder and chorizo sausage with melted cheese will start off a special dinner; you will find mole poblano, charcoal-grilled pork in red-chile adobo, and marinated fish steamed in banana leaves for those times when you want to celebrate; and exotic ice creams, caramel custards, and pies to top off any meal. There's even a section devoted to refreshing coolers, rich chocolate drinks, and a variety of tequila-laced cocktails.

The master recipes feature all the pointers you'll need for re-creating genuine Mexican textures and flavors in a North American kitchen. Menu suggestions and timing and advance-preparation tips make these dishes perfectly convenient for today's working families. And traditional and contemporary variations accompany each recipe, allowing the cook to substitute and be creative.

Rick and Deann Bayless traveled more than thirty-five thousand miles investigating the six distinct regions of Mexico and learning to prepare what they found. From town to town, recipe by recipe, they personally introduce you to Mexico's cooks, their kitchens, their markets, and their feasts.

If, like the rest of us, you have a growing love for Mexican food, the reliable recipes in this book and the caring, personal presentation by Rick and Deann Bayless will provide meal after meal of pure pleasure for your family and friends.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$33.01 online
$43.50 list price (save 24%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

Americans have at last discovered Mexico's passion for exciting food. We've fallen in love with the great Mexican combination of rich, earthy flavors and casual, festive dining. But we don't begin to imagine how sumptuous and varied the cooking of Mexico really is.After ten years of loving exploration, Rick Bayless, together with his w...

Rick Bayless is co-owner, with his wife, Deann, of the perennially award-winning Chicago restaurants Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. As a chef and cookbook author, he has won America's highest culinary honors, including Humanitarian of the Year. He is host of the top-rated Public Television series Mexico—One Plate at a Time. His Fronte...

other books by Rick Bayless

Mexican Everyday
Mexican Everyday

Hardcover|Oct 4 2005

$31.91 online$35.95list price(save 11%)
Mexico One Plate At A Time
Mexico One Plate At A Time

Hardcover|Oct 25 2000

$30.85 online$39.99list price(save 22%)
Rick Bayless Mexican Kitchen
Rick Bayless Mexican Kitchen

Hardcover|Oct 21 1996

$29.92 online$39.99list price(save 25%)
see all books by Rick Bayless
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.21 inPublished:April 3, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061373265

ISBN - 13:9780061373268

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Authentic Mexican 20th Anniversary Ed: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"This is a deeply thoughtful, well-researched and loving work. . .by a couple who care about and appreciate the food in all its diverse subtlety." (Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz author of The Book of Latin American Food)