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Aprovecho: A Mexican-American Border Cookbook (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)

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A celebration of the food and culture found along the Mexican border. It offers more than 250 recipes that vary from appetisers and beverages to main dishes and desserts, combining a tantalising array of ingredients available on both sides of the border. \easy-to-follow directions will help cooks create either a special dish or an entire fiesta in no time. The book is also A celebration of the food and culture found along the Mexican border. It offers more than 250 recipes that vary from appetisers and beverages to main dishes and desserts, combining a tantalising array of ingredients available on both sides of the border. \easy-to-follow directions will help cooks create either a special dish or an entire fiesta in no time. The book is also filled with fun facts and legends: from the of La Llorona and the Chpacabra to how the margarita was invented, readers will entertained and enlightened about border life. Special sections range in interest from explaining how tequila is made and how to prepare tamales from scratch to a guide to Mexican beer and to make a pinata for a birthday or holiday party.


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A celebration of the food and culture found along the Mexican border. It offers more than 250 recipes that vary from appetisers and beverages to main dishes and desserts, combining a tantalising array of ingredients available on both sides of the border. \easy-to-follow directions will help cooks create either a special dish or an entire fiesta in no time. The book is also A celebration of the food and culture found along the Mexican border. It offers more than 250 recipes that vary from appetisers and beverages to main dishes and desserts, combining a tantalising array of ingredients available on both sides of the border. \easy-to-follow directions will help cooks create either a special dish or an entire fiesta in no time. The book is also filled with fun facts and legends: from the of La Llorona and the Chpacabra to how the margarita was invented, readers will entertained and enlightened about border life. Special sections range in interest from explaining how tequila is made and how to prepare tamales from scratch to a guide to Mexican beer and to make a pinata for a birthday or holiday party.

30 review for Aprovecho: A Mexican-American Border Cookbook (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Marvin

    Just started reading this. So far, it appears to be a gringo-ized version of Mexican cooking. Translated, this means "WHERE THE F--- ARE THE SPICES?". ---- So I finished it. What Cordell calls border food is also known as Tex-Mex and, in my part of the border (Arizona and California), simply Southwestern. The Cordells appear to be talking about the border food surrounding the area of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. I can attest that the Mexican-American cuisine in that area is nothing short of fantasti Just started reading this. So far, it appears to be a gringo-ized version of Mexican cooking. Translated, this means "WHERE THE F--- ARE THE SPICES?". ---- So I finished it. What Cordell calls border food is also known as Tex-Mex and, in my part of the border (Arizona and California), simply Southwestern. The Cordells appear to be talking about the border food surrounding the area of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. I can attest that the Mexican-American cuisine in that area is nothing short of fantastic. Yet this particular cookbook appears a bit watered down. I suspect this book was edited for more northern tastes. A cook familiar with this type of cooking need only to look at the salsa and enchilada recipes, and especially that bland Carne Asada recipe, to know something is missing. Yet there still seems to be some worthwhile recipes in here. I'm eager to try the Margarita French Toast and the Cilantro-Lime Shrimp which is a fusion of Mexican and Asian cuisines. Some of the grilling recipes look really good. There are also some cute articles about border culture including articles about the music and, of all things, the Chupacabra. No recipe for slow-roasted Chupacabra though. Overall, entertaining cookbook to read cover to cover but the recipes are only for novices who haven't stared a Viejo Ropa in the face and lived to tell about it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    "Aprovecho: A Mexican-American Border Cookbook" by Teresa Cordero-Cordell, and Robert Cordell is an excellent, informative book filled with great recipes! I also enjoy the commentary and other information found in the book, but I do wish that is did have colorful photos. Since I am not an exceptional cook, I do sometimes rely on photos to confirm that I am making the recipe correctly. This will not detract from the rating for the book, though as the authors seem more interested in the taste of t "Aprovecho: A Mexican-American Border Cookbook" by Teresa Cordero-Cordell, and Robert Cordell is an excellent, informative book filled with great recipes! I also enjoy the commentary and other information found in the book, but I do wish that is did have colorful photos. Since I am not an exceptional cook, I do sometimes rely on photos to confirm that I am making the recipe correctly. This will not detract from the rating for the book, though as the authors seem more interested in the taste of the foods they present rather than their aesthetic appeal. I have been able to make numerous recipes in this book, and all have turned out great. I also like that the authors chose recipes with readily available ingredients, as it can be difficult to locate some more scarce ingredients in the area I live in.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Fostergrants

    this just was not what i wanted. no pictures. very over-simplified tex mex - lite on the mex. no passion or flavor or SPICE. the tortilla recipe was a flop. there are what i consider to be key ingredients completely left out. this book killed my appetite!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Judith Lund

    Fun book The recipes are easy and interesting but the book has no hyper text so it's hard to get around. I hope a better version comes out. Fun book The recipes are easy and interesting but the book has no hyper text so it's hard to get around. I hope a better version comes out.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    I use this cookbook for ideas

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  30. 4 out of 5

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