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Dona Tomas: Discovering Authentic Mexican Cooking

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Ninety recipes for delicious Mexican food anytime of the day from the beloved Bay Area restaurant

Delicious dining and simple word-of-mouth have turned Dona Tomas into a destination where happy patrons line up nightly to sample chef Thomas Schnetz's authentic Mexican cooking. Schnetz, along with his partner, Dona Savitsky, have studied the regional cooking of Mexico, includ
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Hardcover, 216 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Ten Speed Press
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Gaijinmama
Apr 29, 2010 Gaijinmama rated it it was amazing
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This is Food Porn pure and simple. The pictures are just luscious. In addition to more complicated recipes, this book had, hands-down, the best simple way to prepare green beans. My kids will actually eat them, which is amazing. The corn pudding is to die for as well.
Andrea
Aug 22, 2007 Andrea rated it it was amazing
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The second book we tried in our fledgling cookbook club. Absolutely fantastic! There were a number of simple recipes and a great many very complicated ones... This is Mexican, but it's so far beyond burritos it's not even funny. I made the melon recipe which included two kinds of melon, chili powder, olive oil, salt, pepper, mint and crema... It ends up being a spicy, savory melon salad. The chile rellenos blew my mind (mmm smothered in a walnut-milk sauce, but Arwen says they're very complicate ...more
Ryan Jones
Apr 20, 2011 Ryan Jones rated it liked it
Oakland's Dona Tomas is an amazing, and not your run-of-the-mill, Mexican restaurant...and now you can have chef Thomas Schnetz's secrets. I found this book colorful and fun to read, that is, if you like to "read" cookbooks as I do (which I find can be like poetry). A word of warning for the novice (Mexican food) cook--these recipes are challenging and the ingredients are not likely found on the shelves of your typical market. Look to a local Mexicatessen, preferably one with sheets of fried pig ...more
Lindsay
Feb 25, 2008 Lindsay rated it liked it
i love eating at dona tomas in oakland. it's fun to learn about this kind of cooking, and occasionally try it. pretty complicated cooking for a rookie like me, plus although i live in san diego, i only have access to maybe 5 types of chilis. i dream of someday basking in the kind of ingredients they use and trying to make more stuff.
jennifer
Jan 29, 2010 jennifer added it
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like, every recipe in this book calls for whipping cream. sometimes in the dish AND on top. sweet.
olivia
Jan 28, 2008 olivia rated it it was amazing
really wonderful. i live for the tomatillo salsa verde recipe in here.
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