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Mexico: The Beautiful Cookbook Paperback – August 10, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (August 10, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0067575862
  • ISBN-13: 978-0067575864
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 10 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A beautiful cookbook.
PEACENIK
The book is beautifully illustrated and easy to follow.
A. Hazelton
I only wished it came as a hard bound book.
Edward J. Miller

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bookfan on June 12, 2011
Format: Paperback
I will be short but right to the point. I am from Mexico City and I love cooking. I married someone from the United States and moved into the USA a few year ago. I could not stand eating Mexican food in most of the restaurants in the USA because most of the times, the flavors that are promoted as "authentic Mexican" are such a far cry from the real thing. The recipes in this book are great. When I ran into this book by chance, first attracted by the beautiful pictures, and cooked the dishes, I could not help but feel a deep nostalgia for my country! There are many types of Mexican food, - such as typical, nouvelle cuisine, regional cuisine, etc.- With this book you will be introduced to some of the good old famous dishes that you would encounter in the different regions of Mexico. The difficulty level varies but nothing that cannot be achieved with some patience and love for adventure. Start with the salsas so that you get to taste the original flavors and then compare them to the commercial brands... Highly recommended. The other book that I would recommend is by other woman named Patricia Quintana "Taste of México". Enjoy.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lisa G. Bailey on October 26, 2005
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I work with many immigrants from Mexico, so took this cookbook to work with me to hear their impressions of the photography and the recipes, which I thought were wonderful. I have to say, everyone who looked at this beautiful cookbook wanted to borrow it, and asked where they could get a copy. Every Mexican immigrant I showed it to spent more than an hour admiring the photos, which are just as authentic as the recipes, and made everyone want to get to Mexico as soon as possible!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A.H. on May 31, 2014
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This cookbook is truly a worthwhile purchase. Yes, the pictures are nice and there are some good informative paragraphs about the history of the food and regions where the food was influenced by. The the value of this book is in the recipes. The recipes are very authentic to Mexico. Such that some of the ingredients can be hard to find here in the United States.

The favors are restaurant quality. Good presentation and the end of the book has techniques and advice on food preparation before you engage in the actual creation of the meals. Every base is covered, so I give this book a full recommendation. It's good enough that I am now curious about the other books in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Erlewine on April 23, 2011
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The book is large (10.5x14.5) and is fully illustrated and worth every penny. The illustrations are not step-by-step but are large images that show the finished product. I learned more from studying the final dish images in large format than from all the other Mexican cook books I have, and I have more cookbooks than I need. The recipes cover the simplest to the more complicated. I like the simpler ones. I have many of the best books from other authors, but they are text, text, text. This one makes me want to cook, which I am going to do right now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan J. Leder on April 6, 2011
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Though this book has been out of print for over 20 years, I was easily able to locate a "like new" copy on Amazon after having seen it in the home we rented in Mexico. Not only are the photos stunning, but the recipes are so simple and straight forward that it encourages the chef in all of us to take bold steps and create mouth-watering dishes. Moreover, the author has included what feels like every major Mexican dish you could hope to try and then some. It may be a well kept secret, but the fact is that REAL Mexican cuisine is world class fare and this book confirms my belief. A true cookbook gem!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nacho HB on January 31, 2011
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Mexico: The beautiful Cookbook is the best Mexican food cookbook I have ever seen; everything about the book is first class; the recipes are as authentic as my mother use to cook in Mexico, the text is very well done (not rare or medium rare) and easy to read and the photography in the book is beautiful as the book title describes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. Miller on October 15, 2009
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This book is probably the best cookbook I have ever used. The pages and pictures are large, the recipes are easy to read, and the accompanying history is welcome. I only wished it came as a hard bound book. Bought a used copy in great condition for under $50.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V. LAUTENBACH on August 15, 2009
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I have lived away from Mexico for a while and i was thrilled when i finally bought a new copy of this cookbook that my mother and nanny go back to when they need a specific mexican recipe.
Thank god there is a translated version so you cannot go wrong when buying ingredients here in the US!
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