Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor
Authors: Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith,
& Evangelina Soza
Softcover: 288 pages
Chapters Include: Introduction - Glossary of Chiles - Tamales - Breads - Salsas - Drinks - Aquas y Paletas - Appetizers - Soups - Entrees - Sides - Desserts- Gracias - Spanish Recipe Index - and Recipe Index
The Muy Bueno cookbook is honestly one of the prettiest cookbooks I've seen in some time. You can literally get lost in the beautiful pictures and stories that are shared in this book. During my journey with this cookbook I tried several recipes, and they were all terrific, but it was the sentiment of the book that really captured my heart. This book is so much more than recipes. It's the tale of three generations of women spending time together in the kitchen and bonding through food. It's a testament to the wonderful memories you can create in the kitchen.
Here is a recap of the dishes I tried from Muy Bueno:
Mexican Chorizo and Cheese
Adapted from Muy Bueno
5 ounces Mexican chorizo, casings removed
1/2 cup sliced white onion (1/2-inch strips)
1/2 cup silver/blanco tequila
12 ounces quesadilla or asadero cheese, shredded (I used monterey jack)
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (I used green onion)
6 corn or flour tortillas, warmed
Preheat oven to 350F. In an oven-safe skillet (cast iron is perfect), cook the chorizo on your stovetop until almost done, about 15 minutes (mine was done in about 8 minutes). Drain excess fat. Add the onion to the chorizo and cook until browned. Remove pan from the heat.
Carefully add the tequila. Return to heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 seconds or until most of the tequila has dissipated. Remove from heat.
Stir in the cheese and combine well. Place skillet in the oven and bake uncovered for about 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is completely melted and slightly golden brown on top. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Serve with corn or flour tortillas.
*If you need to double the recipe, do not double the tequila, use only 1/2 cup.
These are the recipes I'd like to try: Red Chile & Pork Tamales - Cranberry Margarita - La Llorona - Albondigas - Chicken Tinga - Ham and Avocado Torta - Old Fashioned Mexican Oatmeal - Jalapenos with Soy Sauce - and Vangie's Famous Thanksgiving Stuffing
GIVEAWAYHippocrene has generously offered one of my readers the chance to win their very own copy of the newly released Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Flavor cookbook (US shipping addresses only, please). All you need to do is leave a comment letting me know that you're interested in winning a copy of the book! It's as easy as that!! The giveaway will run until Saturday, October 6th at midnight (EST). The winner of the book will be drawn via random number generator and announced on Sunday, October 7th.
*Visit the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-off Announcement page for more chances to win a copy of the book. Simply scroll down to week three and click on the links to each participant for additional chances to win a copy of this cookbook.
Thanks to Heather at girlichef, and to the publisher Hippocrene, for the opportunity to review this book! This post is part of the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off sponsored by Hippocrene and hosted at girlichef