This delightful cookbook is straight from the cocina of a South Texas traditional Mexican home. Don't expect the regular fare of restaurants specializing in "Mexican" food, but if you want a nostalgic trip down memory lane and tidbits to tantalize even the most avid gourmet, try some of Lucy Garza's down-home recipes.
You can start the day with her taquitos filled with huevos con chorizo, lunch on pollo con calabaza or fideo con carne. In the afternoon enjoy a short snack with one of mama's meriendas and for the evening meal select from more than one hundred recipes, such as albondigas de camaron.
The author, now a homemaking teacher in Falfurrias, grew up in her mama's kitchen and had a patient and loving instructor for her culinary arts. Her recipes were learned at mama's elbow and refined by her own growing interest in cooking. This cookbook is designed to beef up the Mexican heritage of thousands of Texans and to introduce cooks of all backgrounds to the delightful experience of turning the kitchens into Mexican cocinas.
|Publisher:||Wild Horse Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This cookbook reminded me of the times when a good mexican meal warmed the body and soul on any day. The times when sitting down to a meal meant a real meal with all the fixings, ie, pico de gallo, nachos, frijoles a la charra and of course, the FLOUR TORTILLAS... I miss my grandmother but I can re-live the memories through this cookbook.
I grew up in Brownsville, Texas and spent much of my time with my abuelita (grandmother) and tias (aunts). Although I ate a lifetime of their wonderful food, I never paid attention to the way they prepared it. My cousin told me about this cookbook so I bought it. The first few recipes I made filled my house with the aromas of distant memories. The recipes are authentic, good home-cooking flavors I thought I would never taste again. This is a great cookbook for people like me who love good mexican food, from home not restaurants, but never took the time to pay attention to those who were cooking it. The rhymes and sayings throughout the book are also a delight to read. This book can really take you back to the traditions of life on the border.
I have used this cookbook for years. I live in Texas and love our form of Mexican food. These recipes always turn our perfect and are the type of Mexican food we have here! Instructions are easy to follow, and the book is in a format that is a lot fun to use. The book also incorporates some Spanish verses besides having a glossary to explain Mexican foods and dishes. I have given several of these books as presents and loaned my copy to the high school Spanish class several times. Everyone who uses it always comments on how much they enjoy the book!