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With over 75 recipes, The Mexican Home Kitchen compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households-with a great influence from the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de Mexico, Tabasco, and Yucatan-including breakfasts, stews, soups, pastas, rice dishes, and moles, along with dishes like enchiladas, picadillo, and milanesa, and rounded out with delicious salsas, drinks, and desserts. For Mely Martinez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother's farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa. She started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to capture the recipes and memories of her home for her son so that he will someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. In the meantime, her blog has become the go-to source for those looking for authentic home-style Mexican cooking. Recreate these favourite dishes using inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients: * Caldo de Pollo (Mexican chicken soup) * Beef Birria (shredded beef cooked in a red stew) * Tacos de Bistec (steak tacos) * Sopes (a street food made with dough and topped with various meat fillings) * Pork Carnitas * Salsa Taquera (salsa for tacos) * Pork Tamales * Red and Green Enchiladas * Pastel de Tres Leches (a luscious and moist cake that's a Mexican favourite) * Bunuelos (crispy dough fritters coated in sugar) * Gorditas (classic Mexican street food with a variety of fillings) * Queso Fundido (a melted cheese appetiser, topped with chorizo) * Mole Poblano (one of the most classic and popular moles) * Tamales de Elote (sweet tamales with a ground corn filling. * Nopales recipes (recipes made with cactus paddles) * Empanadas * Chilaquiles * Chicken Tingas Complete with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, stunning photos, recipe stories, and cooking tips, The Mexican Home Kitchen will have you enjoying the fresh flavours of Mexico in no time.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781631066931
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 15 Sep 2020
Publisher: Rock Point
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 25.4(H) x 20.3(L)

 

Reviews

"I have always admired the culinary work of Mely, her passion for food, and the love she has for the Mexican gastronomy. This book will touch hearts with every one of its recipes, filled with stories, traditions, and a burst of Mexican flavor." - Omar Sandoval, chef, TV personality, author, and founder of the Sacchi Academy of Culinary Arts
"Mely's book is filled with memories that capture the essence of Mexican home cooking. Its recipes are the ones that I was brought up with, and are a fundamental part of our culture." - Adrian Herrera, chef, judge of MasterChef Mexico, owner of Fonda San Francisco and Paso Del Norte
"Mely's way of understanding Mexican home cooking manages to transmit the culinary heritage of our Mexico, and exalts it with both simplicity and sophistication. There is no doubt that with her recipes, we can taste the Mexican identity." - Lula Martin del Campo, chef, author, and owner of Cascabel restaurant
"This book takes me back to my own mother's cooking, touching my corazon Mexicano. From the northern region's flour tortilla to the south's complex and elegant mole, this book offers it all, beautifully laid out and with easy-to-follow recipes. A real standout in the world of Mexican cookbooks." - Silvana Salcido Esparza, James Beard Award nominated chef and owner of Barrio Cafe

 

Author Biography

Mely Martinez started her blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, in 2009 for her teenage son, hoping that someday he will use it to recreate the Mexican food his "mama" made for the family. She was born and raised in the city of Tampico, Tamaulipas, and started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children. She spent summers at her grandmother's farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa. At the age of twenty, Mely moved to southern Mexico, where she worked as a teacher. This job gave her the opportunity to travel to all the states in the Yucatan Peninsula and enjoy its excellent and unique cuisine. After some years there, she lived in other states in Mexico, as well as traveling to most of them. By then, she had moved twenty-nine times! Mely enjoys cooking basic meals that are well known to most people in Mexico. Her recipes are created from her own knowledge and utilise easy-to-find ingredients. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

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