Muy Bueno Cookbook Review and Giveaway

First of all, I’d like to thank Heather over at GriliChef for including me in the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight and Hippocrene Publishing for sending me a sneak preview of the book. As you can imagine, with my love of Southwest and Mexican cuisine, this is a cookbook that will get referenced often in my kitchen.

And a Giveaway! Hippocrene has generously offered to send a book to one of my readers. Just leave a comment and I’ll randomly select one person to receive a free copy of Muy Bueno Cookbook. You’re going to love it. It’s full of old and new family recipes…you’ll have a whole new inventory of Mexican dishes to choose from.

Week 1 of the spotlight: Mushroom, Jalapeno, Cilantro Salsa

Week 2:  Mac and Cheese ala Mexicana

For this last post, we are asked to review the cookbook. It gets a thumbs up from this Colorado test kitchen.

The photography is impressive, there’s a mouthwatering professional photograph alongside each recipe for inspiration.

This is a cookbook dedicated to preserving family recipes and history. To help connect readership, you’ll find a paragraph before each recipe dedicated to the memory and a sillouette to identify if the recipe was contributed from mother Evangelina, or her daughters, Yvette and Veronica.

Well written. With over 100 recipes and 13 chapters of appetizers, salsas, drinks, soups, and more, the recipes are well constructed and easy to follow. The book also includes a chile glossary with photos and instructions of how to roast chiles and make red chili sauce. Tamales are one of the things listed on my cooking bucket list. The book includes step-by-step instructions to inspire me to make that a reality.

The book has passed the “Sticky Note Test” with flying colors. I’ve bookmarked many recipes I want to try, bacon wrapped shrimp with jalapeno, Mexican chorizo and cheese, red pork and hominy stew, beef brisket tacos…hungry yet?

Congratulations to Evangelina, Yvette and Veronica. Well done! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win your very own copy.  Contest ends at midnight, October 8.

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  1. brenda s 'okie in colorado' says

    This is my kind of cookbook. The recipes sound great. I make a green pisole, I would love the book for the red hominy stew.

  2. says

    I love family recipes and cookbooks – so count me in! I’ve been dying to make tamales with the kids and vow to do this one day. I’d love to see their instructions.

  3. says

    I would love to win this cookbook! I’ve seen so many wonderful recipes from it posted the past couple of weeks Thank you for making a comment be the only requisite to enter for a chance to win!!

  4. says

    As I’m moving form NYC to the Denver suburbs I know I will be eating more SW and Mexican foods and would love to learn to cook more of them myself. This looks like a fantastic cookbook!

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