Mexican Food & Cooking
Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico
TX716.M4 B29 2007x
There is a 20th anniversary edition of this cookbook which was Rick Bayless' first (1987).
Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen: Capturing the Vibrant Flavors of a World-Class Cuisine
TX716.M4 B295 1996x
This cookbook won an IACP (Julia Child) Best Cookbook of the Year award in 1997. Bayless is also the author of Authentic Mexican and Mexico One Plate at a Time.
My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats
Fany Gerson was born and raised in Mexico City, became a pastry chef in the United States and now has written a book on one of Mexico's favorite food: dulces, which covers everything sweet. She offers a guide to ingredients and then arranges them into chapters: beverages, sweets from the convents, corn, heirloom sweets, sweet breads (pan dulce), fruit, desserts, frozen treats (helados), and a final chapter on modern Mexican sweets.
Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice and Aguas Frescas
Gerson's second book covers homemade popsicles but she also includes beverages like agua de jamaica. A good book for paleta-poor Pittsburgh. You can also pick up a paleta when you go to New York City from Gerson's La NewYorkina.
From My Mexican Kitchen: Techniques and Ingredients
TX716.M4 K475 2003
Diana Kennedy is an Englishwoman who has spent most of her life in Mexico and is one of the doyennes of Mexican cooking. She takes it very seriously and sticks to the authentic and traditional. This book is a must for acquainting yourself with Mexican ingredients.
My Mexico: a Culinary Odyssey with More than 300 Recipes
TX716.M4 K467 1998
This is a very personal account of Mexican foods, recipes, and traditions.
Oaxaca al Gusto, an Infinite Gastronomy
q TX716.M4 K46813 2010
WOW! This is Diana Kennedy's Magnum Opus! A huge coffee table book published by the University of Texas Press that explores the indigenous foods of Oaxaca. There is even a caldo de piedra, a "stone soup" that gets its name from the heated stones that cook the ingredients. Read more about Diana Kennedy and the book in the LA Weekly and on NPR.
México the Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the Regions of Mexico
q TX716.M4 P35 1991
It's hard to resist these big "Beautiful" cookbooks with their wonderful photographs both of the food and of the country. The recipes in here are Mexican classics and the photos will give you an idea of what your dish should look like!
The Taste of Mexico
q TX716.M4 Q56 1986
Patricia Quintana is "the first lady of Mexican cuisine". She has spent more than 30 years researching and teaching about the amazing range and sophistication of Mexico's food, which actually comprises 32 distinct cooking styles. In this book, Quintana presents traditional dishes illustrated with wonderful photographs.
Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking
TX716.M4 S2735 2011x
In this book Santibañez concentrates on salsas and moles, which are very basic to Mexican cuisine. He has also written Rosa's New Mexican Table, when he was chef at Rosa Mexicano.
Seasons of My Heart: a Culinary Journey through Oaxaca, Mexico
TX716.M4 T78 1999
This is the companion book to Trilling's PBS TV series. Trilling owns a Bed and Breakfast and Cooking School outside of Oaxaca.
Instruction on how to prepare five basic Mexican-American dishes: guacamole; rice and beans; chicken enchiladas; beef fajitas; ceviche.
(VIDEO) GT4995.A4 F66 2004x
Professor Bruce Kraig takes viewers on a culinary and cultural tour of the state of Puebla, Mexico, during the annual weeklong Days of the Dead celebration. Focuses on the special foods that are made for this time of the year including sugar skull candies, pulque, bread of the dead, and mole poblano. PBS has a companion website: Food for the Ancestors.
Many of these websites are in English or have English translations. But some of them are in Spanish which will give you a wonderful opportunity to use your high school Spanish!
This California manufacturer of Mexican style cheeses offers many Mexican recipes using typically Mexican cheeses to cut the spiciness.
Epicurious: International Cooking: Mexican Recipes
You may browse these recipes by course.
Gourmet Magazine: Ruth Harkness Articles
The Gourmet site has articles back to the 1940s, including these by Ruth Harkness, most of which are on Mexico and South America.
Mercados: Traditional Mexican Markets
Learn about Mexican food markets at this site by Jim Conrad, author of MEXICO: A Hiker's Guide to Mexican Natural History and The Maya Road. Included is a list of Mexican cities and towns with mercados.
NPR: Day Of The Dead, Decoded: A Joyful Celebration Of Life And Food
Learn about this November 1-2 holiday in Mexico.
El Restaurante Mexicano: Recipes
This is a trade journal for Mexican restaurants that includes recipes and articles, some of which are available on their website.
Saveur: The Mexico Issue
Issue #149 in 2012 was devoted to Mexico.
Saveur: Mexico Feeds Me: Exploring Mexico's Culinary Heritage
In rural Zacatecas, Mexico, a young writer explores his heritage by cooking the rustic, boldly flavored dishes of the region. From Issue #138, May 2011.
Saveur Magazine: Classic Recipes: Mexican
Saveur offers 263 recipes from its magazine archive. Saveur was slow in getting its content online but it is fantastic now!
Saveur: The Seven Wonders of Oaxaca
An article with recipes by Peggy Knickerbocker from Saveur's very first issue (#1).
Tequila: In search of the Blue Agave
This is an informative site put together by Ian Chadwick that will tell you all about tequila: how it is produced, its history, its place of origin, its ancestor: pulque, recipes. Each page also contains links to additional resources on that topic.
La Cocina Mexicana
This is a site that has been around as long as the web. Includes Regional Dishes of Mexico (Platillos Tipicos de Mexico). In Spanish from the Universidad de Guadalajara. The English version doesn't seem to work.
Mexico Connect: Cuisine
Recipes from a monthly online travel magazine by North Americans living in Mexico with a searchable database. In English and Spanish.
Las Hierbas de Cocina
A Culinary Guide to Mexican Herbs by Karen Hursh Graber
- Las Hierbas de Cocina
Mexico Desconocido: Gastronomia
Mexico Desconocido, a glossy monthly magazine in Spanish devoted to lesser known aspects of Mexico, offers recipes for traditional foods from the many regional cuisines of Mexico.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Real Mexican meals can be had only in Mexico
An article from Thursday, August 17, 2000, by Diana Nelson Jones about her stay in Guanajuato, Mexico, with recipes for Mole Verde, Elvira's Frijoles, and Marinated Pork Rind Salad.