Fiesta at Rick's: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends

Fiesta at Rick's: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends

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by Rick Bayless
     
 

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Entertaining made easy,
with Mexican-inspired recipes and handy tips from the celebrity chef and winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.
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Entertaining made easy,
with Mexican-inspired recipes and handy tips from the celebrity chef and winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Bayless has spent the past three decades eating his way across Mexico “one plate at a time,” as his PBS series proclaims. But for his seventh cookbook, he has switched modes from hunter-gatherer to home dweller, providing 150 recipes geared toward kicking back and relaxing with friends. Indeed, the attention paid to tequila in the opening chapter could easily lead to guests never leaving the sofa. A blood orange margarita and a Mexican mojito top the list, though Bayless also includes instructions for having a proper tequila tasting. Building up a thirst is no problem given the variety of hot, tangy, and pepper-filled dishes that are the author’s stock in trade. Mango guacamole and chipotle-roasted almonds get things going. There are five different ceviches for seafood fans, tacos and tamales inspired by Mexican diners and street vendors, and an Oaxacan-style lamb pit barbecue for those who don’t mind digging a hole in the backyard. To assure the proper fiesta atmosphere, there are song suggestions in a “tropical party playlist.” And for those who want to throw a really big shindig, there are several megarecipes that cover every detail of such ambitious efforts as a Mexican mole fiesta for 24 and a seafood cocktail party for 12. These include not just the menu items but also a time line of when to buy and prepare each item, serving strategies, and embellishments. (July)
The New York Times Book Review
“The hardest thing about using this book isn’t finding the ingredients (today, practically every small town has a great Mexican grocery), it’s keeping yourself from eating everything before the guests arrive.”
Rachael Ray
“Rick Bayless is el mejor cocinero! His flavors are so intense and layered that each bite brings tears to your eyes and that’s not just the chili peppers! I love everything about Rick; I’m so happy he shares his knowledge of Mexican cuisine with all of us. He’s inspired many of my friends—every age, size, shape, male, female—as well as myself to have more fiestas!”
Michael Chiarello
“Rick Bayless is a Chef’s Chef if there ever was one. The food he cooks, the generous spirit in which it’s shared, the respect he honors Mexico with and the flavor. . . . Wow, the flavor he delivers is what we crave at the end of a long week in the kitchen. I am confident the end of your week will be much better with a table full of friends and Fiesta at Rick’s at hand. No one, in my lifetime, has captured better Mexico on a plate!”
Hubert Keller
“There is Mexican Cuisine and there is Rick B. Mexican Cuisine. Rick is internationally renowned for his innovation and dedication in his culinary pursuits as a great teacher, TV host, and pioneer in his field. The delicious recipes in this trendsetting cookbook celebrate his best dishes, from the succulent Grilled Garlic and Orange Guacamole to the Champagne Margarita. It’s a taste of what’s to come in Fiesta at Rick’s. The ultimate collection of recipes shines at the dinner table when enjoying the fireworks of flavors with friends!”
Gary Sinise
“I was lucky enough to attend a fiesta in Rick Bayless’s backyard and fondly remember Rick’s amazing food. He made throwing a party look so effortless. My brother-in-law is a great cook, and I cannot wait to share my copy of Fiesta at Rick’s with him so he can re-create Rick’s magic for me and my family.”
Art Smith
“Rick Bayless, an American culinary treasure, has tirelessly taught us the fine art of Mexican cooking. He now invites us to a fiesta of flavors with recipes that have been created for entertaining. America loves Mexican food, and we love our Top Chef Master Rick Bayless. Thank you for inviting us to the fiesta!”
Christine Muhlke
The hardest thing about using this book isn't finding the ingredients (today, practically every small town has a great Mexican grocery), it's keeping yourself from eating everything before the guests arrive.
—The New York Times

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393058994
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/05/2010
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
710,852
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Rachael Ray
Rick Bayless is el mejor cocinero! His flavors are so intense and layered that each bite brings tears to your eyes and that’s not just the chili peppers! I love everything about Rick; I’m so happy he shares his knowledge of Mexican cuisine with all of us. He’s inspired many of my friends—every age, size, shape, male, female—as well as myself to have more fiestas!

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