Tomasina Myers

(7 Posts)
chubbleigh Thu 31-Jan-13 18:35:49

Which of her books is best?
Mexican Food Made Simple
or
Mexican Food at home
Any South American food fans out there?

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 31-Jan-13 21:49:32

DS had the at home book at Christmas. We are all loving it so far. Haven't tried the other one though so can't compare. They are both pretty cheap in the Works currently.

kingbeat23 Thu 31-Jan-13 21:53:12

I have the Mexican food made simple and I love it but I don't think it's all the authentic tbh, (XDP is South American) but easy to make of you have access to the ingredients and really easy to follow.

I've had Mexican Food Made Simple. It's rubbish tbh. I wasn't inspired, and the few things I've cooked from it doesn't taste good. I remember a chicken salad from the book. I have cooked a similar dish from Nigella. But Nigella's version is much simpler and tastes better. I have sold my book second hand back on Amazon.

If you want a good Mexican cookbook, look at classics like the ones from Diane Kennedy.

tigerlilygrr Sat 02-Feb-13 08:35:40

I love Mexican Food Made Simple! Such delicious flavours. I do think though that you need to buy chipotle chiles and make chipotles in adobo ahead of tackling a lot of the recipes (she gives a recipe for that too, it is easy and really tasty), as a lot of recipes call for a couple of spoonfuls. This might mean a trip to a specialist shop (in London you can get them from Borough Market or Casa Mexico in Bethnal Green, or I use mexgrocer on the Internet).

I think her second Mexican book is good but the recipes seem to be geared to large groups eg serves eight. Which may or nay not be helpful.

I also agree to an extent with an earlier poster that Diana Kennedy is the bible for Mexican food!

tigerlilygrr Sat 02-Feb-13 08:41:30

Ps also agree that nigella has some lovely simple Mexican-inspired recipes especially Nigella Express (which I love in general) and Kitchen

Yes I have Nigella's Express and Kitchen grin

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