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Guerrilla Tacos: Recipes from the Streets of L.A.

Guerrilla Tacos: Recipes from the Streets of L.A. Lowest new price: $13.50
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Author: Wesley Avila

The definitive word on tacos from native Angeleno Wes Avila of Guerrilla Tacos, who draws on his Mexican heritage as well as his time in the kitchens of some of the world's best restaurants to create taco perfection. 

In a town overrun with taco trucks, Wes Avila's Guerrilla Tacos has managed to win almost every accolade there is, from being crowned Best Taco Truck by LA Weekly to being called one of the best things to eat in Los Angeles by living legend Jonathan Gold. Avila's approach stands out in a crowded field because it's unique; the 50 base recipes in this book are grounded in authenticity but never tied down to tradition. Wes uses ingredients like kurobata sausage and sea urchin, but his bestselling taco is made from the humble sweet potato. From basic building blocks to how to balance flavor and texture, with comic-inspired illustrations and stories throughout, Guerrilla Tacos is the final word on tacos from the streets of L.A.

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Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking Lowest new price: $17.49
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Author: Pati Jinich
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The host of a highly popular PBS series, Pati’s Mexican Table, and a self-described “overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender,” Pati Jinich has a mission. She’s out to prove that Mexican home cooking is quicker and far easier than most Americans think.

Her dishes are not blanketed with cheese, or heavy and fried, or based on complex sauces. Nor are they necessarily highly spicy. Surprising in their simplicity and freshness, they incorporate produce and grains. Most important, they fit perfectly into an everyday family cooking schedule and use just a handful of ingredients, most of which are already in your pantry. Many are homey specialties that Pati learned from her mother and grandmother, some are creative spins on classics, while others are not well known outside of Mexico.

Dishes like Chicken à la Trash (it’s delicious!), a one-pot meal that Pati gleaned from a Mexican restaurant cook; Mexican Meatballs with Mint and Chipotle; Sweet and Salty Salmon; and Mexican-Style Pasta can revitalize your daily repertoire. You’ll find plenty of vegetarian fare, from Classic Avocado Soup, to Divorced Eggs (with red and green salsa), to Oaxaca-Style Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas.

Your friends and family will enjoy Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Pickled Ancho Chile Vinaigrette; Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Aioli; and Chicken Tinga — (you can use rotisserie chicken), which makes a tasty filling for tortas and tostadas. Pati also shares exciting dishes for the holidays and other special occasions, including Mexican Thanksgiving Turkey with Chorizo, Pecan, Apple, and Corn Bread Stuffing; Spiral-Cut Beef Tenderloin; and Red Pozole (“a Mexican party in a bowl”), which she served on her wedding day. Desserts like Triple Orange Mexican Wedding Cookies, Scribble Cookies (sandwich cookies filled with chocolate), and little Apricot-Lime Glazed Mini Pound Cakes are sophisticated yet simple to make.

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  • Pati s Mexican Table The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

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Tacos: Recipes and Provocations

Tacos: Recipes and Provocations Lowest new price: $18.45
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Author: Alex Stupak
Brand: Alex Stupak Jordana Rothman

Superstar chef Alex Stupak's love of real Mexican food changed his life; it caused him to quit the world of fine-dining pastry and open the smash-hit Empellón Taqueria in New York City. Now he'll change the way you make--and think about--tacos forever. 
 
Tacos is a deep dive into the art and craft of one of Mexico's greatest culinary exports. Start by making fresh tortillas from corn and flour, and variations that look to innovative grains and flavor infusions. Next, master salsas, from simple chopped condiments to complex moles that simmer for hours and have flavor for days. Finally, explore fillings, both traditional and modern--from a pineapple-topped pork al pastor to pastrami with mustard seeds. 
 
But Tacos is more than a collection of beautiful things to cook. Wrapped up within it is an argument: Through these recipes, essays, and sumptuous photographs by Evan Sung, the 3-Michelin-star veteran makes the case that Mexican food should be as esteemed as the highest French cooking.

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  • Tacos Recipes and Provocations

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Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook: Easy, Flavorful Mexican Dishes That Cook Themselves

Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook: Easy, Flavorful Mexican Dishes That Cook Themselves Lowest new price: $9.38
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Author: Marye Audet
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Ingredients Go In, the Flavors of Mexico Come Out. It's That Simple.

Just because you love eating Mexican food doesn't mean you want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing and cooking ingredients. This slow cooker cookbook brings easy slow cooker meals to your table with the flavors of Mexico--with minimal effort on your part.

Whether you crave beloved Mexican classics or less-traditional restaurant favorites, you'll find everything from cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) to chile and cheese dip in Marye Audet'sMexican Slow Cooker Cookbook. The hearty soups and stews, enchilada- and tamale-inspired casseroles, and tender meat dishes make for convenient and satisfying everyday dinners.

  • More than 80 Mexican slow cooker recipes, plus 10 bonus recipes for homemade staples from Corn Tortillas to Salsa Verde to Poblano Mole and more 
  • Tips for using your slow cooker effectively 
  • An overview of beloved Mexican foods, from enchiladas to quesadillas to tacos and more
  • Must-have pantry items for making Mexican dishes in a flash 
  • Everything you need to know about chiles 
When you want flavorful Mexican dishes that take less than 20 minutes of prep, open this Mexican cookbook and go about your day. Dinner will be waiting for you.

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  • Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook Easy Flavorful Mexican Dishes That Cook Themselves

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¡Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook: 150 Mouthwatering Recipes from Tamales to Churros

¡Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook: 150 Mouthwatering Recipes from Tamales to Churros Lowest new price: $11.97
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Author: Eddie Garza
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Mexican food has always been my go-to comfort food. And with ¡Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook, Eddie shows us that we can enjoy the rich flavors of Mexico in a healthful way that not only nourishes the soul, but our entire body.
—María Celeste Arrarás, Puerto Rican broadcast journalist, winner of the 2001 PETA Humanitarian Award

Tamales. Enchiladas. Churros. There are so many delicious reasons to love Mexican food. ¡Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook takes a twist that’s both mouthwatering and healthy on these classic dishes. Renowned chef Eddie Garza combines his innovative cooking techniques with traditional Mexican staples. As a leading voice on Latino health and nutrition, Garza is committed to finding healthier ways to enjoy delicious Mexican fare without animal ingredients―and with ¡Salud! Vegan Mexican Cookbook he does exactly that.

Enjoy such tantalizing dishes as:

  • Spicy Eggplant Barbacoa Tacos
  • Jackfruit Guisado Tortas
  • Oaxacan Style Mushroom Tamales
  • Classic Chile Relleno
  • Black Bean and Guacamole Sopes
  • Chicken-Style Enchiladas with Green Mole Sauce
  • Rajas con Crema
  • Horchata Mexicana

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  • Salud Vegan Mexican Cookbook 150 Mouthwatering Recipes from Tamales to Churros

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Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen

Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen Lowest new price: $18.97
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Author: Gonzalo Guzmán
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A collection of 100 recipes for regional Mexican food from the popular San Francisco restaurant.

The true spirit, roots, and flavors of regional Mexican cooking—from Puebla, Mexico City, Michoacán, the Yucatán, and beyond--come alive in this cookbook from Gonzalo Guzman, head chef at San Francisco restaurant Nopalito. Inspired by food straight from the sea and the land, Guzman transforms simple ingredients, such as masa and chiles, into bright and flavor-packed dishes.

The book includes fundamental techniques of Mexican cuisine, insights into Mexican food and culture, and favorite recipes from Nopalito such as Crispy Red Quesadillas with Braised Pork and Pork Rinds; Toasted Corn with Crema, Ground Chile, and Queso Fresco; Tamales with Red Spiced Sunflower Seed Mole; and Salsa-Dipped Griddled Chorizo and Potato Sandwiches. Capped off by recipes for cocktails, aqua frescas, paletas, churros, and flan—Nopalito is your gateway to Mexico by way of California. This is a cookbook to be read, savored, and cooked from every night.

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  • Nopalito A Mexican Kitchen

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Mexico: The Cookbook

Mexico: The Cookbook Lowest new price: $29.99
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Author: Margarita Carrillo Arronte
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A New York Times Best Seller

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Cookbook (Fall 2014)

"All my life I have wanted to travel through Mexico to learn authentic recipes from each region and now I don’t have to – Margarita has done it for me!" – Eva Longoria

The first truly comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, written by a living culinary legend, Mexico: The Cookbook features an unprecedented 700 recipes from across the entire country, showcasing the rich diversity and flavors of Mexican cuisine. Author Margarita Carrillo Arronte has dedicated 30 years to researching, teaching, and cooking Mexican food, resulting in this impressive collection of Snacks and Street Food, Starters and Salads, Eggs, Soups, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Accompaniments, Rice and Beans, Breads and Pastries, and Drinks and Desserts.

Beautifully illustrated with 200 full‐color photographs, the book includes dishes such as Acapulco‐style ceviche, Barbacoa de Pollo from Hidalgo, classic Salsa Ranchera, and the ultimate Pastel Tres Leches, each with notes on recipe origins, ingredients, and techniques, along with contributions from top chefs such as Enrique Olvera and Hugo Ortega.

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  • Phaidon Press

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Mexican Everyday

Mexican Everyday Lowest new price: $18.15
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Author: Rick Bayless
Brand: Bayless, Rick/ Bayless, Deann Groen/ Hirsheimer, Christopher (PHT)

At last, a cookbook that brings Mexican food within easy reach: named to Food & Wine Magazine’s Year’s 25 Best Cookbooks as part of its annual Best of the Best cookbook.

In his previous books, Rick Bayless transformed America's understanding of Mexican cuisine, introducing authentic dishes and cooking methods as he walked readers through Mexican markets and street stalls. As much as Rick loves the bold flavors of Mexican foods, he understands that preparing many Mexican specialties requires more time than most of us have. Mexican Everyday is written with the time sensitivities of modern life in mind. It is a collection of 90 full-flavored recipes―like Green Chile Chicken Tacos, Shrimp Ceviche Salad, Chipotle Steak with Black Beans―that meet three criteria for "everyday" food: 1) most need less than 30 minutes' involvement; 2) they have the fresh, clean taste of simple, authentic preparations; and 3) they are nutritionally balanced, full-featured meals―no elaborate side dishes required. Companion to a thirteen-part public television series, this book provides dishes you can eat with family and friends, day in and day out.

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  • At last, a cookbook that brings Mexican food within easy reach: named to Food & Wine Magazine's Year's 25 Best Cookbooks as part of its annual Best of the Best cookbook.

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

Authentic Mexican 20th Anniversary Ed: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico Lowest new price: $14.00
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Author: Mr. Rick Bayless
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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.

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  • Authentic Mexican Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

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Quesadillas

Quesadillas Lowest new price: $9.00
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Author: Donna Kelly
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Sweet and savory recipes celebrate this classic finger food.

In Quesadillas, the gooey little snacks we all used to make as kids have grown up into flavorful, hearty meals and desserts bursting with flavor. Favorites include Roasted Veggie and Goat Cheese, Thai Peanut, Parmesan-Crusted Italian, Chicken Caesar, Philly Cheesesteak, Peanut Butter Apple, Triple Chocolate Decadence, and Pecan-Crusted Pear.

Donna Kelly is the author of several cookbooks, including French Toast, 101 Things To Do With a Tortilla, 101 Things To Do With Chicken, 101 Things To Do With Tofu, 101 Things To Do with Canned Soup, and 101 Things To Do With a Toaster Oven. She lives in Provo, Utah.

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