Mi Cocina Cookbook Review

Mi Cocina Cookbook Review

Title: Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico: A Cookbook
Author: Rick Martinez
Published: May 3, 2022, Clarkson Potte162
No. of Pages: 304
Cover Price: $35.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico is an excellent cookbook by popular podcast and Youtube personality, Rick Martinez. This cookbook is different from most Mexican cookbooks in that it includes recipes from different regions in Mexico, which is informative and interesting. The recipes are amazing and mouthwatering.

The first chapter covers the basics of ingredients, tools, and basic Mexican food items such as tortillas, basic rice recipes as well as cooking beans. It also includes sauces such as different salsas and guacamole. There are also several condiments and seasonings used in recipes and when serving Mexican dishes. The remaining chapters cover foods served in different regions of Mexico.

Martinez has done his research, and the information included is very informative. The recipes are very appealing and ring with authenticity. This is a colorful cookbook, and includes gorgeous photographs of most of the dishes, which will make anyone perusing the book extremely hungry. The recipes are written in the traditional manner and some even include step-by-step photos for preparing the dishes.

The only downside of this amazing cookbook is that many of the recipes are quite involved and call for ingredients that must be purchased at Latin grocery stores. Many of the ingredient lists are very long, so beginning cooks and cooks in a hurry may find that they can’t prepare the recipes to turn out as fabulous as the photographs show. However, anyone interested in preparing authentic Mexican dishes and are willing to spend the time and gather the recipes will find that this cookbook will become a favorite.

For serious Mexican cooks, this is a must-have cookbook. It makes a perfect addition to a good cookbook shelf. Beautiful and highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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