Ama: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen

Ama: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen

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Overview

Ama finds inspiration from regional Mexican cuisine and beyond with influences from the American South, Germany, Poland, and Morocco to help you bring more diverse and delicious flavors into your kitchen.

Bring big and bold Tex-Mex flavor to the table: Tex-Mex is a delicious, irreverent cuisine that combines the deep traditions of Texan and Mexican cooking. Think meaty stews, breakfast tacos, tres leches cake, crunchy salads, slow-cooked meats, and fresh cocktails—home cooks will learn how to make them all.

• Features over 100 recipes from San Antonio native and Los Angeles chef and restauranteur Josef Centeno
• Organized into chapters by type of food—including breakfast, vegetables, main courses, desserts, and a super nacho party—so it's easy to find your go-to recipe for any occasion
• Presented in a colorful package with more than 100 food and atmospheric photos that are bright, mouthwatering, and truly inspiring.

Ama offers a collection of recipes that represents down-home cooking and grilling at its most inspiring. Fans of Taqueria, Tartine, and American Sfoglino will also enjoy the cultural delights found in this Tex-Mex cookbook.

Appetizing recipes featured in Ama include Huevos Rancheros, Carne Guisada, Ama's Guacamole, Blueberry Cobbler, and so many more.

This cookbook is a hands-on winner for anyone who loves big flavors, casual parties, and firing up the grill.

Josef Centeno is the chef-owner of the Centeno Group, which includes the award-winning restaurants Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá, and more. He is the co-author of the cookbook Bäco. Betty Hallock is a journalist, food writer, and former deputy food editor of the Los Angeles Times. She is the co-author of Bäco. Ren Fuller is a Los Angeles–based food and lifestyle photographer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452155869
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 205,718
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Josef Centeno is the chef-owner of the Centeno Group, which includes the award-winning restaurants Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá, and more. He is the coauthor of the cookbook Bäco and lives in Los Angeles.

Betty Hallock is a journalist and food writer, and former deputy food editor of the Los Angeles Times. She is the coauthor of Bäco and lives in Los Angeles.

Ren Fuller is a Los Angeles–based food and lifestyle photographer.

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Ama: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 9 days ago
A good Tex Mex cookbook with some delicious recipes. I wish more of the recipes had accompanying pictures as I am much more likely to try those that do. A great addition to my cookbook library. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an advance copy of this title in exchange for an unbiased review.
sandralb 14 days ago
Do not miss the wonderful historical information contained in the Introduction. We learn facts about Tex-Mex cooking, where it came from and some interesting information about Josef Centeno's ancestors. You will read the life story of Ama, whom the book is named after. There is a quick note and explanation of Chiles. Their names and uses are explained further on in the recipes. Ama cookbook contains some wonderful dressings and vinaigrettes, that can be used in various ways. Pickled products, preserves and various salsas that may become favorites. Their are so many Breakfast entrees you will want to try. Delicious looking seafood, you will not know which to make first. The desserts look are out of this world. The images are very well done. They not only add beautiful color to this book, but are mouth watering. You cannot wait to try these dishes. This cookbook is a wonderful addition to any ones kitchen, who loves big flavors, nacho parties, grilling and wonderful Tex-Mex cooking. I received a complementary copy of this beautiful book from Chronicle Books through NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
CathyGeha 16 days ago
Amá A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen by Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock I miss Mexican food and do my best to make it here in Lebanon. I learned to make authentic tortillas from a woman in Saudi Arabia, learned to make salsa from a Mexican cookbook to serve to an embassy friend missing home and I have enjoyed reading and eating food from south of the border for years. I have more than one Mexican and Tex-Mex cookbook in my collection but NONE of them have the varied recipes using so many tasty ingredients as this one does. In fact, as I began reading I immediately wrote to my daughter (a foodie) to tell her about this book suggesting that she should see if she can find it. Sadly I won’t be able to find all of the ingredients where I live BUT I might be able to find substitutions and approximate the recipes. I certainly hope so. In addition to the recipes there is a great deal of family history that enriches this book. We learn of generations past that the author remembers fondly while sharing their recipes and history. What I liked: * The history of the author, his restaurants and family’s * The ease of reading the recipes and feeling I could recreate the recipes if the ingredients were available * The flavors that popped in my mind as I read through the book * Being reminded of home and eating out decades ago in Los Angeles * Seeing twists on recipes I make now or have made in the past using Centeno’s family seasonings and recipes Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I buy it for myself or others? Yes Which recipes would I want to try first? Perhaps some of the salsas, desserts and mixed drinks and I have to say I am fascinated by the idea of using beer in cooking beans. Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
CathyGeha 16 days ago
Amá A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen by Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock I miss Mexican food and do my best to make it here in Lebanon. I learned to make authentic tortillas from a woman in Saudi Arabia, learned to make salsa from a Mexican cookbook to serve to an embassy friend missing home and I have enjoyed reading and eating food from south of the border for years. I have more than one Mexican and Tex-Mex cookbook in my collection but NONE of them have the varied recipes using so many tasty ingredients as this one does. In fact, as I began reading I immediately wrote to my daughter (a foodie) to tell her about this book suggesting that she should see if she can find it. Sadly I won’t be able to find all of the ingredients where I live BUT I might be able to find substitutions and approximate the recipes. I certainly hope so. In addition to the recipes there is a great deal of family history that enriches this book. We learn of generations past that the author remembers fondly while sharing their recipes and history. What I liked: * The history of the author, his restaurants and family’s * The ease of reading the recipes and feeling I could recreate the recipes if the ingredients were available * The flavors that popped in my mind as I read through the book * Being reminded of home and eating out decades ago in Los Angeles * Seeing twists on recipes I make now or have made in the past using Centeno’s family seasonings and recipes Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I buy it for myself or others? Yes Which recipes would I want to try first? Perhaps some of the salsas, desserts and mixed drinks and I have to say I am fascinated by the idea of using beer in cooking beans. Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars