Mexican recipes

Ensalada de Frijoles

Ensalada de Frijoles, Made in Mexico: The Cookbook by Danny Mena, Photography by Aaron Adler and Brent Herrig

Ensalada de Frijoles, Made in Mexico: The Cookbook by Danny Mena, Photography by Aaron Adler and Brent Herrig


Made in Mexico mixes recipes inspired by Mexico City street food, local eateries, and multi-starred restaurants, combining regional traditions and global trends. In more than one hundred dishes for breakfast, antojitos or snacks, salads and ceviches, main dishes, and desserts, as well as staples such as salsa roja and tortillas, chef Danny Mena shows American home cooks the depth and diversity of true Mexican cooking in the capital city, with explanations for proper technique and suggestions for ingredient variations.

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Chicken Tinga

Weekday Meals: Chicken Tinga (Tinga de pollo). Photography: Araceli Paz (page 123)

Learn authentic Mexican cooking from the internationally celebrated chef Enrique Olvera (and featured in the Netflix docuseries Chef’s Table), in his first home-cooking book.

Enrique Olvera is a leading talent on the gastronomic stage, reinventing the cuisine of his native Mexico to global acclaim—yet his true passion is Mexican home cooking. Tu Casa Mi Casa is Mexico City/New York-based Olvera’s ode to the kitchens of his homeland. (more…)

Cookbook Review: Taqueria 

Taqueria is an homage to the best of Mexican cuisine. Across four chapters (Flavour Fiestas; Salsas, Salads & Vegetables, Taqueria and Margaritas & More), it is a crash course in cooking the food of Latin America right. Its emphasis is on taking the building blocks and showing people that, with quality ingredients, attitude and a little application, they can create an authentic, standout feast.

In total, it includes more than 80 recipes, ranging from corn, prawn and bacon tortillas to homemade chorizo and sweet potato quesadillas. As well, the salsas, salads & vegetables chapter recognizes the ever-growing appreciation for plant-based dishes with a 20-plus recipe line-up of envelope-pushing vegetarian dishes (as well as a nod to the near universal love of guacamole in its myriad iterations).

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