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Simply Mexican

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Authentic, No-Fuss Mexican meals
From Chile-Glazed Pork Chops to Dos Leches Flan, Lourdes Castro offers clean, vibrant flavors that are the essence of great Mexican food. In SIMPLY MEXICAN, she presents authentic recipes that don't require a fortnight to prepare or extended shopping forays to find rare ingredients. Castro honed her knowledge of traditional south-of-the-bor
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Ten Speed Press (first published March 3rd 2009)
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I really like this cookbook. Last night I made the Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce & the Fried Caramelized Bananas with Ice Cream and they were both delicious! My only gripe is that sometimes the directions seem kind of vague, and I'm one of those people who needs things to be super specific. But I do really like all the notes that she gives!
A very good, modern cookbook but definitely not the thing to get if you're looking for classics. This is a modern adapatation, what you might find at like a really good spa in Southern California. Her directions are terrific though and she has excellent clear photos of, for example, how to make tamales (as well as interesting variations, such as her chocolate and coconut dessert tamale).
The book has some really nice pictures but there just are not enough recipes. For example, there are only 3 or 4 dessert recipes. I think that there needs to be more variety, more to choose from. The seared tuna is good, the flan (despite what she says) is too hard to make.
Carolyn McBride
So far, it seems like an okay book. Not the traditional foods I was hoping for, but it has it's gems; Tortilla Soup, Mexican Red Rice, Guacamole, and Tomato Salsa (which I look forward to making with my homegrown tomatoes).
A good book, but not stellar.
Exactly as its titled. Really good Mexican broken down simply. Some of the recipes are labor intensive, but all are worth it. My favorites are the Chicken Enchiladas and Fundido. Good stuff.
Some really easy and tasty recipes in here, if not exactly authentic.
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another fun book I shot. great easy recipes.
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Professor and chef Lourdes Castro is passionate about teaching and cooking and is as comfortable in the classroom as she is in the kitchen. She was her own first student, teaching herself how to cook while in graduate school. Lourdes’s initial experiments in the kitchen lead to her profound understanding of food and flavor. Her self-taught background helps her relate to her students, contributing ...more
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