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The long-awaited, best-selling cookbook from Mely Martínez, The Mexican Home Kitchen compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households, with influences from states like Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de México, and Yucatán. *Included in New York Magazine’s The Best 2020 Cookbooks to Give, Recommended by Cookbook Authors* *N The long-awaited, best-selling cookbook from Mely Martínez, The Mexican Home Kitchen compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households, with influences from states like Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de México, and Yucatán. *Included in New York Magazine’s The Best 2020 Cookbooks to Give, Recommended by Cookbook Authors* *Named One of Fall’s Best Cookbooks by Eater, Epicurious, and Chowhound* Illustrated with stunning photography, this book includes recipes for stews, soups, and side dishes, along with famous dishes like mole, enchiladas, picadillo, and milanesa, and is rounded out with delicious salsas, drinks, and desserts. For Mely Martínez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Born and raised in Tampico, Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother’s farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa. Mely started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to share the recipes and memories of her home so that her son can someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. In the meantime, it has become the go-to source for those looking for authentic home-style Mexican cooking. Recreate these favorite comfort foods using inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients: Caldo de Pollo (Mexican chicken soup) Tacos de Bistec (steak tacos) Carnitas (tender, crispy pork) Albondigas (Mexican meatballs) Tamales (both savory and sweet) Enchiladas (both red and green sauces) Mole Poblano (one of the most classic and popular moles) Nopales (recipes made with cactus paddles) Empanadas (beef and cheese filled) Chiles Rellenos (stuffed and fried poblano peppers) Pozole (both red and green versions) Camarones en Chipotle (deviled shrimp) Salsa Taquera (salsa for tacos) Pastel de Tres Leches (a luscious and moist cake that’s a Mexican favorite) Buñuelos (crispy dough fritters coated in sugar) Aguas Frescas (horchata, hibiscus, and tamarind flavors) and much more! Complete with easy-to-follow instructions, beautiful images, and stories from Mexico, along with recipes for making corn and flour tortillas and tips for stocking your pantry, The Mexican Home Kitchen will have you enjoying this delicious cooking right in your own home.


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The long-awaited, best-selling cookbook from Mely Martínez, The Mexican Home Kitchen compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households, with influences from states like Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de México, and Yucatán. *Included in New York Magazine’s The Best 2020 Cookbooks to Give, Recommended by Cookbook Authors* *N The long-awaited, best-selling cookbook from Mely Martínez, The Mexican Home Kitchen compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households, with influences from states like Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de México, and Yucatán. *Included in New York Magazine’s The Best 2020 Cookbooks to Give, Recommended by Cookbook Authors* *Named One of Fall’s Best Cookbooks by Eater, Epicurious, and Chowhound* Illustrated with stunning photography, this book includes recipes for stews, soups, and side dishes, along with famous dishes like mole, enchiladas, picadillo, and milanesa, and is rounded out with delicious salsas, drinks, and desserts. For Mely Martínez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Born and raised in Tampico, Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother’s farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa. Mely started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to share the recipes and memories of her home so that her son can someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. In the meantime, it has become the go-to source for those looking for authentic home-style Mexican cooking. Recreate these favorite comfort foods using inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients: Caldo de Pollo (Mexican chicken soup) Tacos de Bistec (steak tacos) Carnitas (tender, crispy pork) Albondigas (Mexican meatballs) Tamales (both savory and sweet) Enchiladas (both red and green sauces) Mole Poblano (one of the most classic and popular moles) Nopales (recipes made with cactus paddles) Empanadas (beef and cheese filled) Chiles Rellenos (stuffed and fried poblano peppers) Pozole (both red and green versions) Camarones en Chipotle (deviled shrimp) Salsa Taquera (salsa for tacos) Pastel de Tres Leches (a luscious and moist cake that’s a Mexican favorite) Buñuelos (crispy dough fritters coated in sugar) Aguas Frescas (horchata, hibiscus, and tamarind flavors) and much more! Complete with easy-to-follow instructions, beautiful images, and stories from Mexico, along with recipes for making corn and flour tortillas and tips for stocking your pantry, The Mexican Home Kitchen will have you enjoying this delicious cooking right in your own home.

30 review for The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico

  1. 5 out of 5

    MissBecka Gee

    This book is filled with recipes I imagine being passed down from abuelas all over México. Everything I tried was delicious (the churros were extra delightful!) and easy to follow. Nearly every recipe has a picture, and it's filled with tips on storage and longevity. There were a few of my personal favourites missing (Dónde está la receta de galletas de boda?) but I suppose it would be hard to include everyone's favourite recipes from México without making this the biggest cookbook to ever exist. M This book is filled with recipes I imagine being passed down from abuelas all over México. Everything I tried was delicious (the churros were extra delightful!) and easy to follow. Nearly every recipe has a picture, and it's filled with tips on storage and longevity. There were a few of my personal favourites missing (Dónde está la receta de galletas de boda?) but I suppose it would be hard to include everyone's favourite recipes from México without making this the biggest cookbook to ever exist. Much love to NetGalley & Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point for my DRC.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alicia Bayer

    This is a gorgeous cookbook written by a Mexican American chef, especially for fellow Mexicans away from home who miss the foods they grew up with. Martinez goes into lots of details about ingredients and provides recipes for all the standard Mexican dishes, with a special focus on dishes that are comfort foods back home. There are photos for over half of the recipes, but not all. No nutritional information is provided. Most of the recipes rely heavily on meat and cheese, so it won't be a great This is a gorgeous cookbook written by a Mexican American chef, especially for fellow Mexicans away from home who miss the foods they grew up with. Martinez goes into lots of details about ingredients and provides recipes for all the standard Mexican dishes, with a special focus on dishes that are comfort foods back home. There are photos for over half of the recipes, but not all. No nutritional information is provided. Most of the recipes rely heavily on meat and cheese, so it won't be a great fit for vegetarians (and definitely not for vegans). There's a pretty high use of ingredients like bread crumbs, spaghetti, corn, rice, etc. that will also make it challenging for paleo, whole-30 or other folks on special diets (forget it if you're keto or low-carb). For those who just want delicious, modern traditional Mexican recipes, this will be a phenomenal tool. I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Morris

    This is, quite simply, the perfect cookbook. The layout is simple and intuitive and the photography is stunning. There are dishes that I know I do not like, yet the photos make me want to try them again. I can’t wait to try the salsas. Highly recommended! This unbiased review is based on a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Susan Z

    This is a must have cookbook, filled with essentials (such as tortillas), classic dishes (like Pozole) and so much more. It's a beautiful cookbook, loaded with colorful and appetizing pictures. As a lover of Mexican cuisine, I will use this book often. Thank you Quarto Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is a must have cookbook, filled with essentials (such as tortillas), classic dishes (like Pozole) and so much more. It's a beautiful cookbook, loaded with colorful and appetizing pictures. As a lover of Mexican cuisine, I will use this book often. Thank you Quarto Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. The Mexican Home Kitchen is a fantastic cookbook for any lovers of Mexican food. Full of authentic, traditional foods, this book is sure to get taste buds tingling and mouths watering. There are many comfort food recipes within this book that I can't wait to try! The author explains information about spices at the beginning and the book has a photo to accompany most of the rec I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. The Mexican Home Kitchen is a fantastic cookbook for any lovers of Mexican food. Full of authentic, traditional foods, this book is sure to get taste buds tingling and mouths watering. There are many comfort food recipes within this book that I can't wait to try! The author explains information about spices at the beginning and the book has a photo to accompany most of the recipes throughout this book. If your looking for authentic and traditional food and cooking, then this book is a must read!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Adriana

    I'm giving this one 3.5 stars because it has potential, but it's not for me. The recipes in this gorgeously covered book are for some of the most traditional and common foods one finds all over Mexico. They're basically the 'fonda' version of what you'd find in most Mexican houses. Now, I feel like I need to explain what a 'fonda' is because if I tell any Mexican that it's fonda food, they'd immediately understand what I mean. But there really isn't a direct translation into English so bear with I'm giving this one 3.5 stars because it has potential, but it's not for me. The recipes in this gorgeously covered book are for some of the most traditional and common foods one finds all over Mexico. They're basically the 'fonda' version of what you'd find in most Mexican houses. Now, I feel like I need to explain what a 'fonda' is because if I tell any Mexican that it's fonda food, they'd immediately understand what I mean. But there really isn't a direct translation into English so bear with me. Imagine fast food if it was made from better ingredients and the taste changed from place to place depending on who is doing the cooking. The food always has a similarity in what's on offer and how it's served, but the taste changes. It's in essence basic, classic dishes made with a few, affordable ingredients. I made a couple of the recipes and they're well explained and pretty easy to manage. The flavor was good, but it's the kind of food that I would usually go to a good 'fonda' restaurant for and find it even better. That's why I say that it's fundamentally good, but not for me. If I'm cooking, I'm making more complex dishes, or just using the recipes that I inherited from my mom and older relatives and that are (IMHO) better ^_^. My one dig at it is that it uses cumin. I have family from all over Mexico. I've eaten all over Mexico. Never have any of the traditional dishes I've tasted used cumin. The most common complaint I hear from people when talking about Mexican food in the US is that there is cumin in it, and that's just not done in traditional Mexican cooking. I'm actually incredibly intrigued by Matinez' use of it. Happy thanks to NetGalley and Rock Point for the early read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Literary Redhead

    That glorious cover drew me in and the delicious recipes and photos made me long for my fave Mexican dishes. Written by the famed blogger Mely Martínez of Mexico in My Kitchen, this stunning cookbook features recipes for traditional home-style dishes from across Mexico, including salsas, mole, enchiladas, carnitas, empanadas, desserts, drinks, and more. Also includes instructions for pantry stocking, making flour and corn tortillas, easy-to-follow recipes, and compelling stories from Mexico. A tr That glorious cover drew me in and the delicious recipes and photos made me long for my fave Mexican dishes. Written by the famed blogger Mely Martínez of Mexico in My Kitchen, this stunning cookbook features recipes for traditional home-style dishes from across Mexico, including salsas, mole, enchiladas, carnitas, empanadas, desserts, drinks, and more. Also includes instructions for pantry stocking, making flour and corn tortillas, easy-to-follow recipes, and compelling stories from Mexico. A triumph! Pub Date 15 Sep 2020 Thanks to the author, Quarto Publishing Group-Rock Point, and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #TheMexicanHomeKitchen #NetGalley

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kristine

    The Mexican Home Kitchen by Mely Martinez is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late September. Recipes for soups, mains, sides, and desserts presented by Martinez, a roving foodie, going from place to place while tasting, learning, cooking, and gathering a huge catalog of authentically Mexican dishes. There's are lots of photos (which vary between being plated home style or restaurant style) and tips to modify the flavor of a recipe, so, in many ways, this is close to my ideal Mexican food co The Mexican Home Kitchen by Mely Martinez is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late September. Recipes for soups, mains, sides, and desserts presented by Martinez, a roving foodie, going from place to place while tasting, learning, cooking, and gathering a huge catalog of authentically Mexican dishes. There's are lots of photos (which vary between being plated home style or restaurant style) and tips to modify the flavor of a recipe, so, in many ways, this is close to my ideal Mexican food cookbook and with some added, modern timesavers to boot.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Emmalita

    Based on her years writing her blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, Mely Martinez has brought us The Mexican Home Kitchen. It’s a beautiful book with a nice variety of recipes. I received this as an arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I grew up in Central Texas with Tex-Mex as my home food. Tex-Mex is an anglicized variant of northern Mexican home cooking. It doesn’t take much effort to find more traditional Mexican fare in and around Austin, but it was our travels in through Mexico that Based on her years writing her blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, Mely Martinez has brought us The Mexican Home Kitchen. It’s a beautiful book with a nice variety of recipes. I received this as an arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I grew up in Central Texas with Tex-Mex as my home food. Tex-Mex is an anglicized variant of northern Mexican home cooking. It doesn’t take much effort to find more traditional Mexican fare in and around Austin, but it was our travels in through Mexico that opened my eyes to the differences. I bring this up because many Americans think Tex Mex is Mexican cuisine. It is not. A lot of these recipes are very familiar to me and I would recommend this to someone interested in exploring Mexican food beyond the anglicized border variations. Cheddar cheese and sour cream don’t make the list of ingredients in most of these recipes. The vast majority of these recipes really are doable in your average home kitchen. Some of them take time and attention (no InstantPot recipes here), but she does utilize the blender in ways that cut prep time down significantly. I laughed (at myself) when I saw her carnitas recipe. It calls for 5 ingredients – pork, lard or vegetable oil, garlic (optional), salt and water. My recipe has an additional 7 ingredients. I will be calling my recipe shredded pork from now on. All of the recipes, even the tamales, feel doable. The Mexican Home Kitchen is a cozy cookbook. It’s great for omnivores, has some vegetarian recipes and not much for the vegans in your life.

  10. 4 out of 5

    thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)

    I haven’t cooked that much Mexican food other than the well known dishes we all love, so I was very eager to read this and oh my God, I am so flippin’ happy I did, there is so much inspiration and happiness to be found in this beautiful coook book. Mely draws on family and home cooking and you can tell, you can feel the love food food, home and the recipes in this book. Just reading and going through the book makes you hungry and drool. The few recipes I’ve tried so far have been a great success I haven’t cooked that much Mexican food other than the well known dishes we all love, so I was very eager to read this and oh my God, I am so flippin’ happy I did, there is so much inspiration and happiness to be found in this beautiful coook book. Mely draws on family and home cooking and you can tell, you can feel the love food food, home and the recipes in this book. Just reading and going through the book makes you hungry and drool. The few recipes I’ve tried so far have been a great success, easy to follow the recipes and hugely popular with my family. I would highly recommend this is added to anyone’s kitchen library, a wonderful addition to mine that will definitely become a go to recipe book. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion

  11. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    Mexican food is so much more than burritos and tacos. This book shows how versatile, yummy and yet simple the Mexican Home Kitchen actually is. Try the desserts! Trust me!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    I LOVE Mexican food and was exited for this new cookbook. In the beginning the author introduced many foods and spices needed to make her mexican dishes, what they are and where to get them. I think I don’t need to point out how helpful this is. The dishes sounded like something ones abuela would cook. Some of them a very popular, like Guacamole or Churros, and others were completely new to me. The pictures were great too and I’m really, really hungry now. I think it’s time for some mexican rice I LOVE Mexican food and was exited for this new cookbook. In the beginning the author introduced many foods and spices needed to make her mexican dishes, what they are and where to get them. I think I don’t need to point out how helpful this is. The dishes sounded like something ones abuela would cook. Some of them a very popular, like Guacamole or Churros, and others were completely new to me. The pictures were great too and I’m really, really hungry now. I think it’s time for some mexican rice pudding. Thanks to Rock Point and NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I love Mexican food, but I've only tried mainstream dishes, such as Tacos, Burritos, Chilli etc. Since Lockdown I have tried to be more adventurous with my cooking and discover new recipes. I was attracted to this book by the beautiful cover, as well as the title. Recipes that are cooked in Mexican Homes sounded interesting. This book has gorgeous photographs in it which show the finished dish, as well as some step by step photographs. There is an extensive list of tools and equipment that are us I love Mexican food, but I've only tried mainstream dishes, such as Tacos, Burritos, Chilli etc. Since Lockdown I have tried to be more adventurous with my cooking and discover new recipes. I was attracted to this book by the beautiful cover, as well as the title. Recipes that are cooked in Mexican Homes sounded interesting. This book has gorgeous photographs in it which show the finished dish, as well as some step by step photographs. There is an extensive list of tools and equipment that are usually used in Mexican kitchens as well as a guide to pantry ingredients. The Author starts the book with the story of how she has always been interested in food, and learnt to cook at her Grandmother's Farm. Each recipe begins with an introduction of the History of the dish, and ends with extensive notes to help you make the dish. The ingredients are in both American Cup Sizes as well as grams which makes it a lot easier. There is a good variety of recipes, some of which I am familiar with, others are new to me. I would recommend this book for someone who already has knowledge of cooking, not a novice as some of the recipes are more complicated. The only drawback to this book is that in the U.K. I don't think that you would be able to buy some of the ingredients very easily, especially cheeses and the vast range of peppers. They could probably be substituted though, although the resulting dish may not be as authentic or delicious. Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for my ARC.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Date reviewed: August 31, 2020 When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. And it is way too hot to go outside, so why not sit in from of the blasting a/c and read and review books?? I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Date reviewed: August 31, 2020 When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. And it is way too hot to go outside, so why not sit in from of the blasting a/c and read and review books?? I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. The long-awaited, bestselling cookbook from Mely Martínez, The Mexican Home Kitchen compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households, with influences from states like Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de México, and Yucatán. Illustrated with stunning photography, this book includes recipes for stews, soups, and side dishes, along with famous dishes like mole, enchiladas, picadillo, and milanesa, and is rounded out with delicious salsas, drinks, and desserts. For Mely Martínez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Born and raised in Tampico, Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother’s farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa. Mely started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to share the recipes and memories of her home so that her son can someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. In the meantime, it has become the go-to source for those looking for authentic home-style Mexican cooking. Recreate these favourite comfort foods using inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients: ***Caldo de Pollo (Mexican chicken soup) ***Tacos de Bistec (steak tacos) ***Carnitas (tender, crispy pork)Albondigas (Mexican meatballs) ***Tamales (both savoury and sweet) ***Enchiladas (both red and green sauces)Mole Poblano (one of the most classic and popular moles) ***Nopales (recipes made with cactus paddles)Empanadas (beef and cheese-filled) ***Chiles Rellenos (stuffed and fried poblano peppers) ***Pozole (both red and green versions)Camarones en Chipotle (deviled shrimp) ***Salsa Taquera (salsa for tacos) ***Pastel de Tres Leches (a luscious and moist cake that’s a Mexican favourite) ***Buñuelos (crispy dough fritters coated in sugar) ***Aguas Frescas (horchata, hibiscus, and tamarind flavors)and much more! Complete with easy-to-follow instructions, beautiful images, and stories from Mexico, along with recipes for making corn and flour tortillas and tips for stocking your pantry, The Mexican Home Kitchen will have you enjoying this delicious cooking right in your own home. Yes, there is amazing Mexican food that you do get at Taco Bell!! I am lucky to live in a city where I can get all the Mexican foods that I can eat (even a completely organic meal.). There are some seriously yummy recipes in here and the photos are stunning - the recipes range from basic cooking to experienced but they are well written and will be understandable to anyone who reads them. I did not know that there were so many regionalities to explore and cook but this will be a fun book to cook my way through. As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🌮 🌯🌮 🌯🌮 

  15. 4 out of 5

    Johanna Sawyer

    Beautiful authentic style Mexican foods cookbook! Recipes vary from main dishes to sides, desserts, and drinks. Mouth watering pictures were delightful and the recipes themselves very detailed. Even a step by step method for corn and flour tortillas that looked amazing. What did I like? I loved the authentic feel of the cookbook. I have never been to Mexico but have had a few friends from there cook for me so it was a relief to find a lot of similar type pictures. The food they cooked always tas Beautiful authentic style Mexican foods cookbook! Recipes vary from main dishes to sides, desserts, and drinks. Mouth watering pictures were delightful and the recipes themselves very detailed. Even a step by step method for corn and flour tortillas that looked amazing. What did I like? I loved the authentic feel of the cookbook. I have never been to Mexico but have had a few friends from there cook for me so it was a relief to find a lot of similar type pictures. The food they cooked always tasted amazing despite some of the cuts of meats they used and simplicity of the dishes. The fresh ingredients looks like it makes all the difference. Would I recommend or buy? If your nostalgic like me and love these authentic type recipe books then look no further for some mouth watering Mexican food. I can’t wait to try to make my own salsa, or guacamole recipe listed. The pictures in this book were amazing. The book also offers some really great looking soups as well. I would love a copy of this book. I received a digitized copy to voluntarily look at and offer an opinion. This was a beautiful cookbook. Kudos to the author for some great recipes. Five stars.

  16. 5 out of 5

    joyce w. laudon

    This is a lovely cookbook that is full of delicious sounding recipes. The author begins this title with sections on The Mexican Pantry, Tools and Equipment, Roasting Vegetables and both Corn and Flour Tortillas. Then come the many recipes in categories including soups, mains, salsas and sides, and desserts and drinks. It’s hard to pick just one from each category as there are so many but here is a sampling. There are Pozole Rojo, Picadillo, Salsa Verde Rostizada, Arroz con Leche and Cafe de Olla. This is a lovely cookbook that is full of delicious sounding recipes. The author begins this title with sections on The Mexican Pantry, Tools and Equipment, Roasting Vegetables and both Corn and Flour Tortillas. Then come the many recipes in categories including soups, mains, salsas and sides, and desserts and drinks. It’s hard to pick just one from each category as there are so many but here is a sampling. There are Pozole Rojo, Picadillo, Salsa Verde Rostizada, Arroz con Leche and Cafe de Olla. Those who already love or who would like to explore Mexican flavors at home, will enjoy this cookbook. The photographs are gorgeous and the recipes are clear. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Meghan

    This book was received as an ARC from Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I could not stop reading this cookbook and look at all the photos of the delicious food. This cookbook will definitely make you crave Mexican even if you are not the biggest lover of their food. I am not a huge Mexican lover but after reading this cookbook, I know that there will be some dishes that will convert me and I This book was received as an ARC from Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I could not stop reading this cookbook and look at all the photos of the delicious food. This cookbook will definitely make you crave Mexican even if you are not the biggest lover of their food. I am not a huge Mexican lover but after reading this cookbook, I know that there will be some dishes that will convert me and I know one of the recipes I will be trying is the Mexican Meatballs. All look so delicious and this will definitely be a potential candidate for our cooking demos at the library. We will consider adding this title to our TX Non-Fiction collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Verity Ashton

    Firstly, just visually this is a really beautiful cookbook. It's vibrant and colourful, but still clearly laid out and easy to read. The author writes so fondly and informatively about Mexican cooking and food. The first few chapters cover the core ingredients, tools and techniques of Mexican cooking. As well as the authors background and love of Mexico and Mexican cooking providing a visceral link to home for the diaspora population. Every recipe is accompanied by a short paragraph about the di Firstly, just visually this is a really beautiful cookbook. It's vibrant and colourful, but still clearly laid out and easy to read. The author writes so fondly and informatively about Mexican cooking and food. The first few chapters cover the core ingredients, tools and techniques of Mexican cooking. As well as the authors background and love of Mexico and Mexican cooking providing a visceral link to home for the diaspora population. Every recipe is accompanied by a short paragraph about the dish, and then footnoted with substitutions you can make either for your taste, regional variations or if some ingredients aren't available to you. There are chapters on every aspect of Mexican cooking, including an entire chapter dedicated to the amazing array of drinks in Mexico. It really is encyclopaedic in its depth and breadth. If you enjoy cooking, Mexican cuisine or just beautiful books I really recommend this. * I was given this book via NetGalley free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Steve T

    This Mexican cookbook is an absolute delight! It is well laid out, and very informative from an introduction about Mexican home cooking and Mely’s life as a child growing up in Mexico to a comprehensive list of Mexican ingredients and utensils. The recipes are set out very clearly with enticingly delicious looking photographs. Mely’s “Notas” are very useful for alternative ingredients and cooking processes. My only criticism ( and it’s not really a criticism, more an observation) is that it is ver This Mexican cookbook is an absolute delight! It is well laid out, and very informative from an introduction about Mexican home cooking and Mely’s life as a child growing up in Mexico to a comprehensive list of Mexican ingredients and utensils. The recipes are set out very clearly with enticingly delicious looking photographs. Mely’s “Notas” are very useful for alternative ingredients and cooking processes. My only criticism ( and it’s not really a criticism, more an observation) is that it is very hard to get some of the ingredients in the UK (eg nopales and tomatillos) at a reasonable price, but they could be substituted for something else, ( maybe okra/ green tomatoes.) All in all an inspirational cook book for anyone wishing to try cooking Mexican home style food , and a pleasure to read.

  20. 4 out of 5

    roxi Net

    Having a Mexican best friend and Mexican nieces, I thought I was more familiar with Mexican food, however this book showed me that I have more than a few holes in my knowledge of Mexican food. I was so excited to see recipes that are both familiar/unfamiliar, and some that hit me with nostalgia -- Crema de Elote, Flautas, Chiles Rellenos, MOLE POBLANO - YES!). I'm so excited to try them, especially ones that I've had on my list to make, however was never really happy with previous recipes. For t Having a Mexican best friend and Mexican nieces, I thought I was more familiar with Mexican food, however this book showed me that I have more than a few holes in my knowledge of Mexican food. I was so excited to see recipes that are both familiar/unfamiliar, and some that hit me with nostalgia -- Crema de Elote, Flautas, Chiles Rellenos, MOLE POBLANO - YES!). I'm so excited to try them, especially ones that I've had on my list to make, however was never really happy with previous recipes. For the most part, I can find the ingredients in local stores (I live in a very diverse city), the instructions are numbered, the photos are beautiful and the Notas are incredible helpful. Thank you Mely Martinez! #TheMexicanHomeKitchen #NetGalley

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Saunders

    I really enjoyed this cookbook. There are wonderful stories, beautiful food pictures and so much more! I loved the pantry staples section telling me key items I would need while making these wonderful recipes. I went out and bought the ingredients for the Chicken Tortilla soup immediately and I can't wait to make it. I loved that the recipes had Mely's own notes as well, including Instant Pot or Crockpot cooking times. It's so convenient to have everything you need in one beautiful cookbook! Tha I really enjoyed this cookbook. There are wonderful stories, beautiful food pictures and so much more! I loved the pantry staples section telling me key items I would need while making these wonderful recipes. I went out and bought the ingredients for the Chicken Tortilla soup immediately and I can't wait to make it. I loved that the recipes had Mely's own notes as well, including Instant Pot or Crockpot cooking times. It's so convenient to have everything you need in one beautiful cookbook! Thanks to the author, Quarto Publishing Group-Rock Point, and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sveva

    Thank you to Netgalley, Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point, and Mely Martinez for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. WOW!! I have been wanting to experiment a bit in my kitchen with new recipes from all around the world and this book has such amazing recipes I cannot wait to make them!! They look so yummy and I love the design of the book. Just visually this is a really beautiful cookbook. It's vibrant and colourful. A lot of the recipe look easy to make a Thank you to Netgalley, Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point, and Mely Martinez for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. WOW!! I have been wanting to experiment a bit in my kitchen with new recipes from all around the world and this book has such amazing recipes I cannot wait to make them!! They look so yummy and I love the design of the book. Just visually this is a really beautiful cookbook. It's vibrant and colourful. A lot of the recipe look easy to make and most of the ingredients should be very easy to find.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Purple Lorikeet

    I found this to be a wonderful introduction to Mexican home cooking with many recipes I'd like to try out. The book includes recipes for many common favorites and also for some much lesser known ones. Recipes come from various parts of Mexico and are not specific to any particular region. The text is accompanied by many photographs of the dishes and each recipe includes notes on cooking along with alternative options where applicable under the Notas section. The book is welcoming and helpful all I found this to be a wonderful introduction to Mexican home cooking with many recipes I'd like to try out. The book includes recipes for many common favorites and also for some much lesser known ones. Recipes come from various parts of Mexico and are not specific to any particular region. The text is accompanied by many photographs of the dishes and each recipe includes notes on cooking along with alternative options where applicable under the Notas section. The book is welcoming and helpful all along the way. It's a 4.5 star cookery book in my eyes and I look forward to seeing a print copy and trying out these recipes Many thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing for sharing an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    Mexican food is one of my favorites and honestly it's kind of difficult to do with all those spices and different flavors. This book is gorgeous and easy to follow. It has awesome recipes and they are not as hard as you would believe. Do not be intimidated by it. I only which I could have the book in Spanish so I can give it to my mother, she would love it! (maybe it is in Spanish I will have to look). Stunning pictures that get you inspired and eager to cook the dishes, I believe this is an awe Mexican food is one of my favorites and honestly it's kind of difficult to do with all those spices and different flavors. This book is gorgeous and easy to follow. It has awesome recipes and they are not as hard as you would believe. Do not be intimidated by it. I only which I could have the book in Spanish so I can give it to my mother, she would love it! (maybe it is in Spanish I will have to look). Stunning pictures that get you inspired and eager to cook the dishes, I believe this is an awesome book to have at home. I received this as an arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kaye

    A wonderful and easy to follow recipes. If you want to make salsa, tortillas or soups and main dishes this is a great resource. Common ingredients and step by step instructions makes this a must for those who want more authentic Mexican dishes. Highly recommend this book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cozy Book Spot

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Yay! I was so excited to read this book! I love some homemade food and I love trying new recipes at home. I tried Mexican food for the first time 3 year ago and I just can't live without flour tortillas and chips&salsa! I'm Brazilian and we don't really eat Mexican food there even though they are similar. This book has most of the recipes that we crave when going to a Mexican restaurant and more! The photos are very nice, the recipes are easy to follow and well organized. It didn't have a r ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Yay! I was so excited to read this book! I love some homemade food and I love trying new recipes at home. I tried Mexican food for the first time 3 year ago and I just can't live without flour tortillas and chips&salsa! I'm Brazilian and we don't really eat Mexican food there even though they are similar. This book has most of the recipes that we crave when going to a Mexican restaurant and more! The photos are very nice, the recipes are easy to follow and well organized. It didn't have a recipe for ACP (arroz con pollo) but it's ok! Great book!! I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    I love this book. The recipes are not overly complicated and don't require any obscure ingredients. I'm slightly obsessed with Mexican food and this book has plenty to keep me happily occupied for the coming weeks in lockdown. Recipes include prep and cooking times as well as plenty of pictures which is always very useful. Highly recommended. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an advance copy of this title in exchange for an unbiased review. I love this book. The recipes are not overly complicated and don't require any obscure ingredients. I'm slightly obsessed with Mexican food and this book has plenty to keep me happily occupied for the coming weeks in lockdown. Recipes include prep and cooking times as well as plenty of pictures which is always very useful. Highly recommended. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an advance copy of this title in exchange for an unbiased review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    If one enjoys Mexican food, The Mexican Home Kitchen is a good cookbook. It has several sections, which makes it easy to find whatever recipe one is looking for, and the recipes themselves are easy to understand. I also really enjoyed all the photos in this book. There's tons of recipes I'd love to try, as I really enjoy eating Mexican food. If one enjoys Mexican food, The Mexican Home Kitchen is a good cookbook. It has several sections, which makes it easy to find whatever recipe one is looking for, and the recipes themselves are easy to understand. I also really enjoyed all the photos in this book. There's tons of recipes I'd love to try, as I really enjoy eating Mexican food.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This books is fabulous! Packed full of yummy recipes. I have tried several including the mole, the shrimp and the salsa - all the recipes were easy to follow and absolutely delicious. If you only buy one cookbook this year, make it this one!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    Thank you to Netgalley, Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point, and Mely Martinez for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. 5/5 Stars The Mexican Home Kitchen is the comprehensive cookbook you need for traditional Mexican foods. Not only does Martinez provide amazing recipes, but there is a thorough review of the pantry ingredients needed with explanations for those who may not know what piloncillo or chayotes are. She also provides a list of tools and alternativ Thank you to Netgalley, Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point, and Mely Martinez for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. 5/5 Stars The Mexican Home Kitchen is the comprehensive cookbook you need for traditional Mexican foods. Not only does Martinez provide amazing recipes, but there is a thorough review of the pantry ingredients needed with explanations for those who may not know what piloncillo or chayotes are. She also provides a list of tools and alternatives for those who don't want to go out and buy a lot of new items. The Mexican Home kitchen starts with the basics like roasting vegetables or making corn or flour tortillas, before providing delicious recipes for soups, mains, salsas, desserts, and drinks. One thing important to note is that every recipe provides the servings yield, which can sometimes be 8-12 so the reader may want to adjust to fit the size of their family. The photos are gorgeous and really helpful for people like me who need to know what our end product is going to look like when we're attempting a new recipe. I am so excited to finally try a traditional recipe for Mole Poblano and Chiles Rellenos as well as all of the other delicious recipes in this book.

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