The Mexican Home Kitchen

Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico

The Mexican Home Kitchen
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Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781631067518
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With over 85 recipes, this paperback edition of The Mexican Home Kitchen compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households—with a great influence from the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de México, and Yucatán—including soups, main and side dishes, salsas, desserts, and drinks.

For Mely Martínez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Born and raised in Tampico, Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother’s farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa. She started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to share the recipes and memories of her home so that her son can someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. Meanwhile, it has become the go-to source for those looking for authentic home-style Mexican cooking.

Recreate these favorite comfort foods using inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients:
  • Caldo de Pollo (Mexican chicken soup)
  • Tacos de Bistec (steak tacos)
  • Carnitas (tender, crispy pork)
  • Albondigas (Mexican meatballs)
  • Tamales (both savory and sweet)
  • Enchiladas (both red and green sauces)
  • Mole Poblano (one of the most classic and popular moles)
  • Nopales (recipes made with cactus paddles)
  • Empanadas (beef and cheese filled)
  • Chiles Rellenos (stuffed and fried poblano peppers)
  • Pozole (both red and green versions)
  • Camarones de Chipotle (deviled shrimp)
  • Salsa Taquera (salsa for tacos)
  • Pastel de Tres Leches (a luscious and moist cake that’s a Mexican favorite)
  • Buñuelos (crispy dough fritters coated in sugar)
  • Aguas Frescas (horchata, hibiscus, and tamarind flavors)
  • and much more!
Complete with easy-to-follow instructions, stunning photos, and stories from Mexico, along with recipes for making corn and flour tortillas and tips for stocking your pantry, The Mexican Home Kitchen will have you enjoying this delicious cooking right in your own home.

The author

Mely Martinez started her blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, in 2009 for her teenage son, hoping that someday he will use it to recreate the Mexican food his “mamá” made for the family. She was born and raised in the city of Tampico, Tamaulipas, and started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children. She spent summers at her grandmother’s farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa. At the age of twenty, Mely moved to southern Mexico, where she worked as a teacher. This job gave her the opportunity to travel to all the states in the Yucatán Peninsula and enjoy its excellent and unique cuisine. After some years there, she lived in other states in Mexico, as well as traveling to most of them. By then, she had moved twenty-nine times! Mely enjoys cooking basic meals that are well known to most people in México. Her recipes are created from her own knowledge and utilize easy-to-find ingredients. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781631067518
Illustrations: 75 color photos
Size: 7.99 in x 10 in / 202.95 mm x 254 mm
Published:

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