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Celia's Traditional Mexican Home Cooking - Salsas and Appetizers (Recipe Booklet and Instructional DVD)

3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Product Description

This recipe booklet and DVD include recipes for a variety of salsas from mild to extra spicy using chile güero, chile de arbol, chile jalapeño and chile serrano. Snack and appetizer recipes cover guacamole, chicken flautas, sopes, and chile poblano with queso fresco. The booklet is 4¾ X 4¾ to easily fit in your recipe box, and the DVD provides step-by-step narrated photo instructions. They are packaged together in an eco-friendly no-waste case.

About the Actor

For over 50 years, in preparing meals for her family of 7 children and 11 grandchildren, Celia has perfected traditional Mexican recipes rooted in her home state of Durango, Mexico, updating them with affordable ingredients readily available in local food markets while retaining authentic Mexican textures and flavors.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Celia Armendariz
  • Directors: Anna Armendariz
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    General Audience
  • Studio: JOyAN Enterprises
  • DVD Release Date: September 7, 2008
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0967531535
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,852 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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These DVDs are refreshingly different from the usual cooking videos, and I am giving all three of them the same comments and 5-star rating. The lively traditional Mexican music that plays with the opening menu makes you want to dance! Then, as you select each recipe from the menu, you find a series of step-by-step photos (of the food, not the cook) with narration that follows precisely the instructions contained in the accompanying recipe booklet. It makes it SO easy to learn - without all the distraction of chit-chat in a fancy kitchen! Love it!
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By neilog on January 13, 2011
I was expecting to watch the recipes being cooked but instead the DVD consists of just photos and a voice over. Unlike the previous reviewer I wasn't impressed by the music and found the whole experience a drag. There are only a couple of recipes contained on the DVD, so as you're only looking at photos you'd be far better off buying a book. This DVD seems to have been produced with minimal effort and could have so much better. It doesn't engage with the viewer at all.
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