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Mexican Family Cooking Paperback – February 18, 1992

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In this fine volume, Gabilondo, a professional chef, shares a full range of more than 260 appealing recipes from her native Mexico, including a number of desserts and corn tortilla dishes. A chapter on fiesta fare contains the author's favorite recipes: meatball soup; stuffed green chilis with walnut sauce; shrimp, pineapple and jalapeno salad; exotic crabmeat hash; pork ribs and hominy soup; zucchini and cheese crepes; broiled wrapped oysters; tamale pie. Gabilondo describes, in glossary form, various ingredients and their specialized use in Mexican cookery, and where to obtain the more unusual items; the array of fresh, dried and canned chilis and recommended methods of handling them; basic cooking techniques and equipment; and mail-order sources for Mexican food. The chatty, exaggerated narrative is more than compensated for by excellent, step-by-step, well-illustrated instructions that will ease the entree of Mexican cuisine into American homes. Author tour.
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A well-known Mexican cook, Aida Gabilondo offers a wonderful array of dishes -- zesty red snapper baked in a sause of tomato, pimento, and jalapeno peppers, a mouth-watering version of the classic Mole Poblano (chicken in a spicy sauce subtly flavored with chocolate), a fast and easy tamale pie, festive stuffed green chiles with walnut sauce, and many, many more.
Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, this marvelous cookbook is a complete cooking course and more. Throughout, Aida Gabilondo relates the origins of a dish, and the local lore and custom, so that we learn not just about the food but also about the magnificent Mexican landscape, culture, and people. Here is the very best of Mexican cooking written with the needs of the American cook in mind.
"Excellent, step-by-step, well-illustrated instructions that will ease the entree of Mexican cuisine into American homes." -- Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 18, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449906833
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449906835
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #676,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Don't pass up a chance to buy this cookbook if you really want to learn about what you are cooking and if you love Mexican cooking. This is every mothers cookbook to her son or daughter, chock full of great family recipes, short stories and love. Mrs. Gabilondo taught me all about chilis in 8 short pages full of illustrations-I have never had to refer to any other book for this information. Her book is my bible. It is now a worn, jacketless hardback I purchased in 1986. When the man of my dreams appeared I cooked him her recipes for Cheese and Potato Chowder and Minced Steak Burritos. We are now married and I have used this book to cook his family favorites as he is hispanic. The recipes have become part of my life. You have all the different sauce and salsa recipes in this book you will ever need and frankly it is the only book for mexican cooking you will ever need. If you think making tamales would be too hard the simple illustrations make it much easier-trust me. (My in-laws have even taught my two young daughters 3 and 5 to make tamales and they are better at it than I am!) The recipes for Chicken and Rice, Tamales, and Chicken Mole I have made for up to 50 people and more and Mrs. Gabilondos' recipes still hold. Also, all my husbands family and friend have raved over the results-and they know what they are talking about. My personal favorite was making the Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic as there is a great story behind the great meal that I will leave to my children in the notes I will put in their copies of Mexican Family Cooking by Aida Gabilondo. They will not be leaving home without it. I have made more than half of the recipes in this book and most are every day family meals now. I love to just pick it up and read it for the recipes, stories and because of the love imbued in it by the author.
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Format: Paperback
My best instincts told me my mother would love this book, so I purchased two copies of the first edition hardback in '86. Working from this wonderful mix of recipes and reminiscence, the flavorful bounty from this book has graced both our tables for more than a decade. My third copy was purchased the day after my aunt came to visit. Born and raised in Mexico, she wasn't expecting her niece in North Carolina to serve the best Chile Verde she'd ever tasted. Compliments led to confessions, and I brought out this cherished book. Once she'd read the first few pages I knew I would give it to her. Plan to share this book with your family.
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Having recently moved to El Paso, Texas and having learned to enjoy good Mexican food, I was looking for a cookbook that went beyond the standard dishes that everyone associates with Mexican cuisine. Looking through the list of available Mexican cookbooks, very few are written by people of Mexican descent. The author of this book is from Mexico, so the book met my first requirement. (That is not to say that non-Mexicans can't know and do Mexican cuisine well, this is just my personal preference.) I've only made two recipes, the 'stuffed green chiles' and the 'sauce for chiles rellenos 1'.
Both recipes turned out great (must confess that I bought pre-roasted chiles, a definite time saver). The instructions for both were excellent, including illustrations in the stuffed chiles recipe. The flavor of both was was as good as what I've had in good restaurants, and I will be making them again. I've read a few of the other recipes and they also are intriguing. I'm looking forward to trying more of the recipes. For those who do not live in an area where the necessary ingredients are readily available, the author provides a list of mail order sources. She also covers ingredients and utensils, along with basic techniques in the front of the book. The book is upbeat in nature, and very thorough. The recipes are not complicated. I would definitely recommend this to those who are looking for a good Mexican cookbook.
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Format: Paperback
This book offers step-by-step instructions for making authentic Spanish dishes. Aida avoids unobtainable or proprietary ingredients in
the recipes. We have found the "Green rice" and the "Chicken and Spices" particularly good.
My only regret is this is the only book by Mrs. Gabilondo.
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Enjoying the recipes and making food like my dear friend Irma. I am a taste cooking person and have taught myself , but it has been hard to catch some of the classics (and my friend will teach me) but it is nice to have a reference point or inspiration for things I've never thought of.

I had her look it over as she is a true Mexican American taught by her Mom and family, using recipes learned by taste. It was cute, she found some discrepancies in how she makes some of the things but said it was a good cookbook for a great gringo cook like me.
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This is really a great cookbook on fundamentals of Mexican cooking. She explains the differences between the types of peppers, how to dry them or blister them. She explains how to make homemade tortillas which I haven't tried yet but she makes me want to. I gave it 4 stars because there are no pictures of the food only a few drawings.
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Format: Hardcover
My husband is from Mexico and happy to have found this book with his favorite foods from home.
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