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Cooking with Too Hot Tamales: Recipes & Tips From TV Food's Spiciest Cooking Duo Hardcover – January 10, 1997
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As a cookbook, Two Hot Tamales is interesting, has an attractive layout, and, by the minimal standards of the genre, is well-written. Unlike their Mesa Mexicana, which I recomend only for the hobbyist chef with access to a decent Mexican grocer and time on his/her hands, Two Hot Tamales can be used on an everyday basis. Few of the recipes involve intensive prep work -- after all, they had to be prepared within the confines of a 30 minute TV show. Equally important for users outside the South-west, few of the recipes require specialized ingredients. Highly recommended.
The first impression of both of these books is not inspiring. The layout is ordinary, leaning toward the garish. The photographs are in a grainy black and white and too small to easily make sense of what is happening, not to mention the fact that most are missing captions. In `too hot tamales', it is even difficult to tell which of these two delightful ladies is Mary Sue and which is Susan, from the lack of clear identification on the photographs. The flyleaf of `Mesa Mexicana' clears this up. Mary Sue is the taller with blond hair and Susan is the shorter with dark hair. They also neglect to give a good picture of co-author, Helene Siegel, whose voice seems to be strong in the prefaces and introductions.
Based on the strong `Iron Chef America' appearance, I decided to check out the books from this duo, even though their Food Network show was before my time. I figured two gals with this much energy and a strong showing against the indomitable Bobby must have something to say.Read more ›
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Everyone can cook authentic Mexican / Southwestern cuisine. If you want to learn how to make the moles (sauces) this does it.Published 9 months ago by Kathy Harris
Some of the recipes in the book will definately be tried, although i may have to cut the heat, LOL!Published on January 15, 2014 by Laura
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I honestly didn't like the sound of the recipes.... With the exception of the "chile-toasted coconut strips" there was nothing that I wanted to eat. Read morePublished on April 2, 2009 by Kimberly-Ann