Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor


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Muy Bueno is a gorgeous collection and celebration of exciting Mexican recipes rooted in touching family stories and tradition.”

Spanning three generations, Muy Bueno shares over 100 traditional and original Mexican recipes that cover everyday staples like homemade tortillas and salsas; comforting classics like Albondigas Soup, Chipotle Shredded Pork Enchiladas, and Chicken Mole; delicious desserts like Coconut Tres Leches Cake and Pumpkin Empanadas, plus aguas, paletas, and festive cocktails! This unique collection offers traditional old-world northern Mexican recipes from grandmother Jeusita's kitchen; favorite Tex-Mex home-style dishes from mother Evangelina; and original Latin fusion recipes from daughters Yvette and Veronica.

Whether you are enjoying family taco night or hosting an elegant dinner party, Muy Bueno has something for every taste! You'll find classics like Enchiladas Montadas ("Stacked Enchiladas"), Beef Flautas, and Chilaquiles alongside lighter such as Shrimp Ceviche and Tilapia with Mango-Avocado Salsa. Don't forget warm Apple Empanadas and tempting cocktails like Blood Orange Mezcal Margaritas and Persimmon Mojitos. Fans of the Muy Bueno Cookbook blog and chile novices alike will want this cookbook on their shelves.

What's Inside:

  • More than 100 easy-to-follow recipes
  • A glossary of chiles with photos and descriptions of each variet
  • Step-by-step instructions with photos for how to roast chiles, make Red Chile Sauce, and assemble tamales
  • A rich family history shared through anecdotes, photos, personal tips, and mor
  • Stunning color photography throughout

*Silver Winner- IBPA Ben Franklin Awards

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781813044
Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 168,797
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack is a recipe developer, food blogger, and author who draws culinary inspiration from her Mexican heritage. She is co-author of Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor (Hippocrene Books, 2012) with her mother and sister. She is also co-author of Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails with Vianney Rodriguez, also by Hippocrene Books. Yvette has been featured in Latina, People en Español, and Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazines, and the Muy Bueno blog has earned a number of accolades, including finalist in the 2012 and 2014 SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.

Veronica Gonzalez-Smith is a teacher, mother, blogger, and self-professed foodie, currently teaching and living in Germany. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas where she grew up eating fresh, homemade spicy food from her mother and grandmother's kitchens. Together with her mother and sister, Veronica is the co-author of Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor (Hippocrene Books, 2012). She has traveled all over the world learning about different cultures, food, and wine.

Together with her two daughters Yvette and Veronica, Evangelina is the co-author of Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor (Hippocrene Books, 2012). The cookbook emerged from years of giving recipes over the phone to homesick daughters, and then became a tribute to her mother, Jesusita, whose hospitality and irresistible Mexican recipes were legendary among family and friends. Evangelina reside in her hometown of El Paso, Texas.

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Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 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!!!)
Two2dogs More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this cookbook, the soup recipes are my favorite, I miss my Mom's cooking so have to learn from cookbooks, I never paid much attention when my Mom who was a great cook was cooking so when I retired I took cooking classes and bought cookbooks, because I am Mexican American my favorite food is Mexican food, this cookbook is perfect.