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Incredible book, incredible recipes.....
on 24 May 2010
Ordered this on a whim, and im so pleased I did.
Tommie makes everything sound incredible, but she has also made everything as anglo-friendly as she can, knowing that authenticity is useless if the ingredients cant be found. OK, so im struggling to get some of the ingredients locally, but there is a handy guide to local, national and web retailers we can use.
She has really helpful guides to how to assemble burritos, quesidillas etc, has the most mind blowingly fantastic chile con carne recipe, shows how to make simple, no-fuss salsas and guacamole, has idiot proof guides to making fantastic margaritas, and all in all has me hooked on mexican cuisine.
This book is on rotation between my living room and kitchen as I plan and cook my way through it. It makes you realise the tex-mex dinner kits and sauce sachets have left us all ignorant for how intricate and delicious this food truly is.
Practical, brilliantly written and intoxicating, this is a book that will be used, not just another shelf filler. I couldn't recommend it enough.