Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor

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Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor

Format:  Paperback,

240 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2009

ISBN-13: 9780307451101

ISBN-10: 0307451100

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Growing up in Mexico, Marcela Valladolid rejoiced in the complex moles, dozens of different chiles, and homemade tortillas that graced her family's dinner table. Going to school across the border in San Diego, and later to cooking school in Paris, she found plenty to love in the markets, quickly folding new ingredients into her repertoire. She also encountered some curious foods masquerading as authentic Mexican: cheddar cheese--stuffed quesadillas, tortilla chips drowning in still more cheese, and the ubiquitous everything-but-the-kitchen-sink overstuffed burritos. Where were the authentic, easy-to-prepare Mexican recipes she grew up with? The brightly flavored seafood ceviches bursting with freshness? The simple, slender burritos filled with nothing more than intensely flavorful braised meat and blistered chiles? The healthy salsas that come together in minutes but can transform a meal?
In her vivacious, fresh voice, Marcela aims to invigorate America's taste for real Mexican food-dishes that can be accomplished on any busy weeknight but that still express the authentic flavors of her native cuisine. Her food is much like her, Mexican but influenced by other cultures. You' ll find recipes for Tilapia Ceviche; Butternut Squash--Chipotle Bisque; Roasted Pork Loin with Pineapple Glaze; Ancho-Chocolate Braised Short Ribs; and Fresh Guava Layer Cake.
Inspired ideas, helpful cooking techniques, and ingredient substitutions make this the most accessible, appealing, and contemporary Mexican cookbook you'll find today. In addition, fast recipes and dishes that are low in fat are called out with easy-to-find symbols. With more than a hundred delicious recipes and beautiful color photography throughout, "Fresh Mexico" introduces a new generation of Americans to the vibrant flavors of modern Mexico.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2009
ISBN-13: 9780307451101
ISBN-10: 0307451100
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.56
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.0 x 0.75

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Review by Library Journal (2009-06-15)

Valladolid, a former recipe tester/editor at Bon Appetit, was a contestant on Martha Stewart's The Apprentice, which led to her own TV show, Relatos con Sabor, for the Discovery Channel. Here, she offers contemporary recipes inspired by the dishes she grew up with in Tijuana, Mexico, and her experiences in the food world since then. A good companion to Lourdes Castro's more traditional Simply Mexican.

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Growing up in Mexico, Marcela Valladolid rejoiced in the complex moles, dozens of different chiles, and homemade tortillas that graced her family’s dinner table. Going to school across the border in San Diego, and later to cooking school in Paris, she found plenty to love in the markets, quickly folding new ingredients into her repertoire. She also encountered some curious foods masquerading as authentic Mexican: cheddar cheese—stuffed quesadillas, tortilla chips drowning in still more cheese, and the ubiquitous everything-but-the-kitchen-sink overstuffed burritos. Where were the authentic, easy-to-prepare Mexican recipes she grew up with? The brightly flavored seafood ceviches bursting with freshness? The simple, slender burritos filled with nothing more than intensely flavorful braised meat and blistered chiles? The healthy salsas that come together in minutes but can transform a meal?

In her vivacious, fresh voice, Marcela aims to invigorate America’s taste for real Mexican food–dishes that can be accomplished on any busy weeknight but that still express the authentic flavors of her native cuisine. Her food is much like her, Mexican but influenced by other cultures. You’ ll find recipes for Tilapia Ceviche; Butternut Squash—Chipotle Bisque; Roasted Pork Loin with Pineapple Glaze; Ancho-Chocolate Braised Short Ribs; and Fresh Guava Layer Cake.

Inspired ideas, helpful cooking techniques, and ingredient substitutions make this the most accessible, appealing, and contemporary Mexican cookbook you’ll find today. In addition, fast recipes and dishes that are low in fat are called out with easy-to-find symbols. With more than a hundred delicious recipes and beautiful color photography throughout, Fresh Mexico introduces a new generation of Americans to the vibrant flavors of modern Mexico.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by A MUST HAVE COOKING BOOK THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER !!!!!!SHE MAKES IT SOOOOOOO EASY !!!!!!YOU'LL LOVE THE FISH TACOS, CREMA, ANDTHE CHOCO FLAN IS SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD !!!!!THE STRAWBERRY TART FAST AND SIMPLE, I LIKED THE CRUST SO MUCH I USE IT FOR CHEESE CAKE INSTEAD OF GRAHAM CRACKERS NOW !!!!!!I LOVE THE BOOK !!!! I WISH SHE HAD MORE BOOKS !!!! 04/12/2010
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