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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: $15.44
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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: $17.40
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Author: Pati Jinich
Brand: Rux Martin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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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  • Rux Martin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen

Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen Lowest new price: $19.52
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Author: Gonzalo Guzmán
Brand: TEN SPEED

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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  • TEN SPEED

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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: $9.23
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Author: Marye Audet

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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Tacos: Recipes and Provocations

Tacos: Recipes and Provocations Lowest new price: $19.07
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Author: Alex Stupak
Brand: imusti

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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  • Clarkson Potter

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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: $10.55
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Author: Eddie Garza

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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Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens

Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens Lowest new price: $12.76
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Author: Pati Jinich
Brand: imusti

Intriguing recipes for everyday meals from the host of the PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table


On her PBS TV series, now in its fifth season, as well as in frequent appearances on shows like The Chew, Pati Jinich, a busy mother of three, has shown a flair for making Mexican cooking irresistibly accessible. In Mexican Today, she shares easy, generous dishes, both traditional ones and her own new spins. Some are regional recipes she has recovered from the past and updated, like Miners’ Enchiladas with fresh vegetables and cheese or Drunken Rice with Chicken and Chorizo, a specialty of the Yucatán. “Sweaty” Tacos with ripe tomatoes and cheese are so convenient they’re sold on Mexican streets by bicyclists. Her grandmother’s Cornflake Cookies feel just as contemporary now as they did then.

Pati has “Mexed up” other recipes in such family favorites as Mexican Pizza with Grilled Skirt Steak and Onions. Still other dishes show the evolution of Mexican food north and south of the border, including Mexican Dreamboat Hotdogs and Cal-Mex Fish Tacos with Creamy Slaw. This food will draw everyone together—a family at the end of a working day, a book club, or a neighborhood potluck.  Throughout, Pati is an infectious cheerleader, sharing stores of the food, people, and places behind the recipes.

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Mexico: The Cookbook

Mexico: The Cookbook Lowest new price: $24.80
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Author: Margarita Carrillo Arronte
Brand: Carrillo Arronte Margarita

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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  • Mexico The Cookbook

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The Best Mexican Recipes: Kitchen-Tested Recipes Put the Real Flavors of Mexico Within Reach

The Best Mexican Recipes: Kitchen-Tested Recipes Put the Real Flavors of Mexico Within Reach Lowest new price: $17.07
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Kitchen-tested recipes that bring the real flavors of Mexico home. 

Let America’s Test Kitchen be your guide to making deeply flavored Mexican dishes at home. Our first Mexican cookbook features foolproof appetizers, soups and stews, authentic egg dishes, tacos and tamales, burritos and enchiladas, and all manner of meat and seafood dishes. The Best Mexican Recipes includes a primer on Mexican home cooking with information on key ingredients (readily available at your supermarket) and innovative techniques that shave time off traditional preparation methods. Not only will you be able to cook amazingly flavorful Mexican food, but you’ll cook with confidence. 

Recipes include: Familiar favorites: Beef Enchiladas, Tamales, Grilled Fish Tacos, Classic Mexican Rice, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Stuffed Jalapenos, Chunky Guacamole, Fresh Margaritas, and more 

Authentic regional dishes: Queso Fundido, Chicken Mole Poblano, Ancho-Orange Pork Burritos, Yucatan-Style Barbecue Pork, Fish Veracruz, Oaxacan-Style Beef Brisket, and more.

Popular street foods: Sopes, Gorditas, Panuchos, Mexican Street Corn, Molletes, Huaraches with Poblanos, Red Peppers, and Queso Fresco, and more

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  • America's Test Kitchen

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The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life

The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life Lowest new price: $7.46
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Author: Wes Allison
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 Prevent or reverse taco deficiency. Get that fresh taco-y feeling with over 75 seriously tasty vegan recipes.

Tired of the same old cleanse? Instead of feeling rejuvenated are you feeling depleted, anxious, and cranky? (Not to mention . . . hungry?) A group of vegan taco scientists in Austin, Texas, know just how you feel, and now reveal their one-of-a-kind cleansing journey that anybody can follow and stick to—the Taco Cleanse. While the typical cleanse works by depriving you of your favorite foods, the plant-based Taco Cleanse rewards your body with what it naturally craves: tortillas, refried beans, guacamole!

Begin with a breakfast taco, the most important taco of the day. Even if you do nothing else, your mood will brighten in just 24 hours. Keep eating tacos and within a week your outlook will be noticeably improved. After 30 days, cleansers report lasting benefits—and you will, too!

The Taco Cleanse shows you:
  • How to make everything from the tortilla—flour, corn, and waffle (!)—to the thirst-quenching “Supplements” (margaritas and other beverages) that best complement your tacos
  • What to put in the tortilla— beer-battered portobellos, mac and cheese, even tater tots
  • How to remake popular staples like picadillo, tacos al pastor, carne guisada, and fish tacos using plants instead of, well, animals.
The Taco Cleanse is cheap, easy, and delicious. Its recipes are authentically Austin, and are sometimes even inspired by Mexico, where the taco was first created. Everything tastes better folded (exactly once) into a tortilla. Just eat one or more tacos at every meal, adding margaritas as necessary. It’s that simple.

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