Tom Gilliland: Fonda San Miguel: Forty Years of Food and Art
It was my privilege to write new text and re-write other text for this lovely new version of stories and recipes from Fonda San Miguel, Austin, TX.
If you only want to add one new Mexico cookbook to your shelves this year, let it be this one! Tom Gilliland, Miguel Rávago, and the entire Fonda San Miguel team will make your home kitchen a showplace of fine Mexican cooking.
Sandra A. Gutierrez: Latin American Street Food: The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, and Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina
Want street food without leaving your own kitchen? Buy the book and make it yourself!
David Sterling: Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition (The William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere)
A truly brilliant book--beautiful and easy to use. Get it. (*****)
Betty Fussell: The Story of Corn
Think you know about corn and its history? Betty Fussell's book is chock-a-block with stories, laughter (who would have thought!) and everything you need to know to understand the critical importance of corn in the life of the world. (*****)
Roberto Santibanez: Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking
Truly Mexican is truly wonderful, a terrific cookbook to start or add to an English-language collection of Mexican recipe books. The recipes are, as the title says, truly Mexican. Chef Roberto Santibáñez gives us the gift of honest Mexican food on our tables! (*****)
Earl Shorris: The Life and Times of Mexico
Without question the best history of Mexico that I have ever read. Shorris deftly leads the reader from before the Christian era to the Fox administration in a way that opens our minds and eyes to Mexico as it really is. (*****)