mexico: the cookbook.
by victoria comment

1/13/15

mexico: the cookbook / sfgirlbybay

i adore cookbooks and collect them compulsively. to me, when well done they are just as much art, as well — art and design books. such pretty pictures can accompany delicious menus, inspiring and enticing you to take chances and try new recipes. but not many cookbooks recently have screamed from the bookshelf, “hey! you need me in your life!” as much as Margarita Carrillo Arronte’s mexico: the cookbook. Not only is the cover just a stunning hot pink, laser die-cut thing of beauty, but the pages within are filled with beautiful and authentic recipes that can be easily recreated at home — 650 of them. From tamales, fajitas, and moles to cactus salad, blue crab soup, and melon seed juice, the recipes in mexico: the cookbook are a celebration of the fresh flavors and ingredients from a country whose cuisine is revered around the world — and one of my personal favorites.

mexico: the cookbook / sfgirlbybay

Organized by food type/style — Street Food, Starters, Drinks, Fish and Seafood, Meat and Poultry, Vegetables, Pulses and Rice, and Dessert — mexico: the cookbook also includes an extensive introduction to Mexican culinary history, ingredients, and techniques, while a Chef Menu section proffers inspirational recipes and menus by some of the world’s most prominent Mexican chefs. Born in Mexico, author and chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte has dedicated more than 25 years to researching, studying, teaching and cooking Mexican cuisine. mexico: the cookbook is a love story to native cuisine and the definitive bible of home-cooking from Mexico. now, who wants a margarita?

mexico: the cookbook / sfgirlbybay

mexico: the cookbook / sfgirlbybay

mexico: the cookbook / sfgirlbybay

mexico: the cookbook / sfgirlbybay

mexico: the cookbook / sfgirlbybay

mexico: the cookbook / sfgirlbybay

• architectural photo credits in order of appearance: greg phipps; jordi angrill; and veejay idaho.

11 responses to “mexico: the cookbook.”

  1. Ooh! Phaidon always does such a great job with their book designs.
    This one is definitely getting added to the Amazon wishlist!

  2. this cookbook looks gorgeous! phaidon is one of my favorite publishers! I have The Family Meal, Recipes from an Italian Summer, and Polpo: A Venetian Cookbook of Sorts! Another good one (not Phaidon) is A Kitchen in France… Such beautiful photography!

    I’m going to have to add this one to my wishlist :) Those salsa look so delicious. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. I love the cookbook… it got a prominent place as an eyecatcher in my kitchen and the collection of the recipes is awesome. But it is a pity that many of the ingridients are not available here in germany… online shopping hooray! ;)

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