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AUGUST COTM: Voting Thread (ends 7/18)

THE ART OF MEXICAN COOKING. I really want to make carnitas.

Jul 16, 2008
berkeleygal in Home Cooking

"art of mexican cooking" or "authentic mexican" -- which is better IYO?

just got back from a weekend trip to find all of these really useful suggestions! thanks to everyone -- i think i'm going to go with the kennedy, because i'm new to mexican cooking and despite my best intentions, i've found that really long ingredients lists end up keeping me from trying recipes, especially when my pantry isn't stocked with most of the necessary foods...

Jul 15, 2008
berkeleygal in Home Cooking

"art of mexican cooking" or "authentic mexican" -- which is better IYO?

Thanks to both of you for the recs! The Cookbook Club is called The Good Cook. Basically, you agree to fulfilling the "commitment" of your membership, which is to purchase two books from them in the first year of being a member (no sale books though). Then, they send you four books when you sign up for a dollar each. They also have some cool sales throughout the year, especially around Christmas time. I'd recommend it, but it is kind of addictive, and I'm thinking I should get out soon, because my bookshelves are groaning already...

Jul 10, 2008
berkeleygal in Home Cooking

"art of mexican cooking" or "authentic mexican" -- which is better IYO?

Hi,

I have to choose between Kennedy's "Art of Mexican Cooking" and Bayless' "Authentic Mexican" for my Cookbook Club. I know that both authors have other books as well, and I've read about other recommended books on Mexican cooking, but I have to limit my choice to these two. Which of the two would you recommend, since I can only get one, and what are the benefits and drawbacks of each? Thanks for the help!

Jul 09, 2008
berkeleygal in Home Cooking

August 2008 Cookbook of the Month: Your Suggestions Needed

Hi all,
I'm new to the COTM fun as well, but I've been thinking of joining the cooking for a while now. So I'm going to second the vote for THE ART OF MEXICAN COOKING by Diana Kennedy, because I just ordered it and am dying to get started...

Jul 09, 2008
berkeleygal in Home Cooking