Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cooking Mexican by J. Mahoney

Cooking Mexican is a short and simple cookbook with easy to recreate Mexican recipes. It begins with a very brief history of Mexican cooking, and the flavors and spices that make up much of the cuisine. It is a very short read focusing on classics to add to your recipe box: Beef Enchiladas, Pico De Gallo, Steak Tacos, etc.

It is geared for average cooks and families with busy lifestyles. Recipes are easy to put together and some contain convenience and processed foods from the market in the list of ingredients, such as using canned enchilada sauce and a pack of taco seasoning for the beef enchiladas. 'Authentic' in the case of this cookbook would lead the reader to mean the recipes are authentically Mexican rather than all the recipes being scratch made with no boxed or canned mixes.

While I actually liked the book, I wish there were pictures of the finished dishes. But with 25 short and pantry-friendly recipes in all, there is something for anyone looking for a quick and satisfying Mexican meal.

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Disclosure: This book was provided by the author and any opinions are my own.

Renee Shelton


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