2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This cookbook holds all the classic mexican dishes. Its not Texmex and it contains no photos, its like the oldfashioned cookbooks our grandmothers had - its simply authentic mexican recipes at its best!
Diana Kennedy has also written "The art of mexican cooking" which gives a thoroughly introduction into the mexican cuisine, and I would recomend you to get that tittle as well. How ever the "Essential cuisines of Mexico" has more recipes.
If you really want to know how to cook true mexican food, then get them both. If you are serious about it then you wont regret it. But beware that outside of Mexico the ingredients can be difficult to obtain. And you do need to get the correct… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book on my first trip to Mexico in 1995 and I havent found the need to buy any other mexican cookbook since. If I do it will be from that same author. The recipies are all authentic and delicious, well explained along with other basic information. This book is the most detailed and in dept information you can get on the subject.
(Its not TexMex, so if you are looking for that kind of food then this is not the book you are looking for!)
And its not a book with many photos, just very few and some drawings, but I can tell it has taken lots of time and effort to write - lots of experience and research has gone into the making of this book, because mexican cooking… Read more