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Mexican Cooking Essentials for Dummies

2.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Courage Books; First Edition, First Printing edition (2002)
  • ASIN: B007RCLKCQ
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,908,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I guess I'm a dummy...I assumed that a Mexican ESSENTIALS cookbook would include salsa, guacamole, and mole recipes. The recipes they DO have sound wonderful, but frequent references are made to "Red Roasted Tomato Salsa" and "Fresh Salsa" and the flyleaf even promises I will learn how to make green tomatillo salsa and guacamole "in simple steps"; the back cover mentions Smoky Chicken Quesadillas and Mexican Bread Pudding. My dumb brain can't find those recipes anywhere in the book...and my mouth is ready to eat. Check your book before you buy.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is gorgeous. But I was disappointed that the recipes weren't complete. Many of them tell you to use a certain type of salsa, but there are no salsa recipes in the book. I can think of at least three salsas, offhand, that are used in the recipes. Because I don't know salsas very well, I don't know what to use for what they call for in the recipe. I was hoping to learn how to make fresh and cooked salsas; because of this, I wouldn't recommend this book to my friends.
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Format: Hardcover
With respect to the other reviewer of this book, I've made both the bread pudding and the quesadillas - maybe there's a new edition of the book and these recipes were omitted? I've had my copy for a few years. Every recipe I've made from this book has been wonderful and has gotten rave reviews. My only complaint is that sometimes it's hard to find the ingredients. I live in a fairly small town in Indiana, and I have to make special trips whenever I make something from this book. It's worth it, though - everything's been fantastic! Fresh Mexican food is sooo good!
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Format: Hardcover
I found this book in the library and thought it would be a great resource for learning to make some of the Mexican foods I love. For example, the tamales and tortillas available in grocery stores are okay, but homemade ones are so much better.
While the recipes in this book seem fine, there are no pictures, diagrams, or illustrations of the techniques used. There are some lovely photos of finished dishes, but I need to see illustrations of some of the steps involved. Many people are visual learners, but this book gives only written instructions. I expected more from a book in the "Dummies" series.
If you just want some good recipes, this book will suit you. However, if you need more information, look for another cookbook or search the internet. I'm glad I only borrowed this one.
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