Familia: 125 Foolproof Mexican Recipes To Feed Your People

Voracious. Oct. 2023. 272p. ISBN 9780316437905. $35. COOKING
Emmy-nominated celebrity chef Valladolid (Fiestas) brings 125 foolproof recipes to the table in her latest cookbook, full of dishes developed for her online cooking classes. With delectable photography by Isabella Martinez Funcke, this volume will have readers heading to the kitchen. Valladolid’s love of teaching shines through, and she encourages readers to celebrate their roots as she shares her own Mexican heritage, offering recipes that would have been too complicated and not “mainstream” enough for her former Food Network show, Mexican Made Easy. In a nod to the modern chef, the book incorporates flavorful shortcuts for traditional Mexican dishes. Valladolid also brings environmental consciousness to her recipes with suggestions for using organic produce and awareness of how seafood is raised; there are also vegan and vegetarian recipes. For those who might get bogged down in the grocery aisle, some recipes include brand recommendations. The cookbook closes with seasonal and special-occasion menu suggestions.
VERDICT A delicious title for libraries looking to add to their collection of Mexican cookbooks.
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