Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, Evangelina Soza
     
 

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Siéntate a comer, esta muy bueno! {Sit down and eat, it's very good!} This was how Jesusita Mendias-Soza always welcomed guests to her table. The same words served as inspiration for her daughter Evangelina and granddaughters Yvette and Veronica, who wanted to honor her memory and preserve their family's recipes and stories for future generations. They…  See more details below

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Siéntate a comer, esta muy bueno! {Sit down and eat, it's very good!} This was how Jesusita Mendias-Soza always welcomed guests to her table. The same words served as inspiration for her daughter Evangelina and granddaughters Yvette and Veronica, who wanted to honor her memory and preserve their family's recipes and stories for future generations. They started the Muy Bueno Cookbook blog in 2010 with this idea in mind, and quickly attracted thousands of fans and followers who fell in love with Muy Bueno's flavorful Mexican recipes, heartwarming family stories, and beautiful photography. Now they open their hearts and kitchens to an even wider audience in their first cookbook.

Spanning three generations, Muy Bueno offers over 100 recipes: traditional old-world northern Mexican recipes from Jesusita's kitchen; comforting south of the border home-style dishes from Evangelina; and innovative Latin fusion recipes from Yvette and Veronica. Also includes a chile glossary with photos, step-by-step instructions for roasting chiles, making tamales, and red chile sauce.

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Publishers Weekly
Drawing from their successful blog of the same name, Texan matriarch Soza and daughters Marquez-Sharpnack and Gonzalez-Smith share over 100 Mexican recipes—many of which the trio attributes to Soza's mother, Jesusita—in this informative and accessible collection. Featuring the requisite basics like red chili sauce, Pico de Gallo, guacamole, and homemade corn or flour tortillas, the book is categorized according to generations: Jesusita's "old-world" recipes from Northern Mexico, like beef tongue or asado de chile Colorado, are imparted via her daughter; Soza provides plenty of "south of the border home-style dishes," such as green chiles with beef and potatoes; and Marquez-Sharpnack and Gonzalez-Smith offer Latin fusion selections, including everything from poblano peppers stuffed with cheese and shrimp to sweet fried bread smothered in caramel, mangos, and strawberries. But any Mexican cookbook would be incomplete without tacos and margaritas—accordingly, the ladies supply several options, such as tacos made with beef brisket or pork rinds, and a suite of margaritas made with blood oranges, cranberries, or persimmon. Though certainly accessible to those unaccustomed to Mexican cooking—dishes like a mango, jicama, and cucumber salad or the pan-fried tilapia topped with mango and avocado salsa are remarkably simple to prepare—those looking to expand their Mexican culinary repertoire will likely get the most out of this creative and flavorful cookbook. Photos. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781886642
Publisher:
Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,021,917
File size:
18 MB
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Meet the Author

Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and their mother Evangelina Soza were all born and raised in El Paso, Texas. They learned to cook from their grandmother and mother, Jesusita Mendias-Soza, whose hospitality and irresistible Mexican recipes were legendary among family and friends. They started the Muy Bueno Cookbook blog to celebrate and preserve their family's special culinary heritage. The blog and recipes have been featured by NPR, Latina magazine, Cosmopolitan for Latinas, People en Espanol, The Denver Post, The El Paso Times, NBC Latino, Design*Sponge, The Pioneer Woman, Saveur.com, and MensFitness.com. Though now Yvette resides in Denver, Colorado, Veronica has moved to Germany, and Evangelina remains in her hometown El Paso, Texas, the three of them meet as often as possible to share the delicious food and steadfast family bond that inspired Muy Bueno. Visit them at muybuenocookbook.com.

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Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SylPal More than 1 year ago
Outstanding traditional recipes all in one famiy book. I also love the added cocktails in this book. The illustrations are beautiful and most of all I love the pride that my mom, Aida, has in this book as she gifted each one of her children with this cookbook. Good job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is awesome! Beautiful pictures for every recipe. Easy to follow recipes. Touching stories from the family. Everything I have made has been awesome...I can't imagine I will ever be disappointed with the recipes in this book. (Mexican dipping chocolate received rave reviews from my family and friends!!!)