Best of Mexican Cooking by Adriana Martin – Cookbook Review

Best of Mexican Cooking

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I was sent a free copy of Best of Mexican Cooking by Adriana Martin at no charge for review. All opinions are my own. 

Best of Mexican Cooking

About Best of Mexican Cooking:

Capture the flavors of Mexico with homestyle recipes

Now you can re-create your favorite traditional Mexican dishes in your own kitchen with Best of Mexican Cooking. This Mexican cookbook is filled with 75 iconic recipes that represent the very best regional home cooking across the country. Discover where each dish originated and get plenty of tips for making delicious, perfectly cooked Mexican meals?every time.

Inside this Mexican cookbook, you’ll find:

  • An intro to Mexican cooking?Learn about seven different culinary regions in Mexico, fundamental Mexican cooking techniques, and essential ingredients and equipment to have on hand.
  • Simple, authentic recipes?Each dish in this Mexican cookbook includes clear, detailed instructions that make preparation easy?even if you’re never tried cooking Mexican food before.
  • Recipe tips and tricks?Get expert pointers for making the most of every dish, from food prep suggestions that help you save time in the kitchen to ingredient variations that create new and exciting flavors.

Make tasty Mexican meals at home with help from this traditional Mexican cookbook.

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About the Author:

ADRIANA MARTIN is a Latina home chef, food writer, recipe developer, and founder of Adriana also teaches online cooking classes and is a trained food stylist and photographer. She has published thousands of recipes and has collaborated with top brands and prestigious publications since 2011.

From the Publisher:


praise, applause

Best of Mexican Cooking beautifully celebrates the vibrant cuisine of Mexico with its comforting flavors. It stands out from other cookbooks in the genre because it is cleverly geared for beginners!” ?Denise Browning, author of The Complete 5-Ingredient Cookbook and blog Easy and Delish

“Enjoy the true tastes of Mexico as you experience the ingredients and flavors of the myriad of Mexican regions in this delightful book. There are many tips guiding us to success, making this excellent for beginning and advanced cooks. Thanks to Adriana, we get to take a virtual tour of Mexico in every bite. I can't wait to dive in and make these recipes!” ?Jane Bonacci, author of The Gluten-Free Bread Machine Cookbook and The Gluten-Free Instant Pot Cookbook

“Whether you’re a beginner or an expert in the kitchen, buy this book and get your ticket to every Mexican region and its flavors. Chilaquiles, tamales, birria, pozole, tortillas, mole… you name it. All explained with simple steps, and providing the most convenient variations and tips to have an authentic Mexican gourmet experience.” ?Veronica Cervera, author of La cocina cubana de Vero and Yo cocino latino

“Adriana Martin shares her vast knowledge of authentic homestyle Mexican cuisine. Using beloved family recipes, she shows us how to make Mexican dishes using readily available ingredients. If you love Mexican food and want to make the best home-cooked meals, you need to grab this cookbook.” ?Marilyn Haugen, best-selling cookbook author and founder of Maven Cookery (

My Opinion:

I am the first to admit that I have shied away from Mexican cuisine. Not because I don't like the food but rather because one of the main ingredients doesn't like me. I am very allergic to peppers. The hubby loves them but I have trouble breathing around hotter peppers and we are not going to discuss what happens if I manage to eat one by mistake. It is not pretty. If I cook quickly I can make dishes for him that include green peppers but I can't work with the hotter peppers. So perhaps I should note this cookbook was more for him than for me.

That noted I did give it a thorough look through and so did he. It's very well laid out with recipes for classic Mexican meals for breakfast, snacks, soups, stews, dinners, desserts and more.  This is a cookbook for beginners to the cuisine so that is great; if you are looking to get a start in real Mexican cooking this would be an excellent place to begin. The recipes are well written with no complicated ingredients. Once you learn these basics you can expand your cooking into more advanced Mexican cuisine.

I have several recipes bookmarked to make for the husband when I can get to the store to pick up some condiments to add to my pantry. And some peppers - that he will clean and chop. It's a small price he pays to enjoy a vegetable that is trying to kill me. He is very excited that I will be making these dishes for him as he does love Mexican food. 

If you are looking for a beginning Mexican cookbook or you have a new cook in the family this would be a great cookbook for them. Think bridal shower gift; combine it with some other cookbooks and it would be a wonderful start to a cookbook library.



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