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My Mexico: A Culinary Odyssey with More Than 300 Recipes Hardcover – Oct 20 1998


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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1 edition (Oct. 20 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609602470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609602478
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 19.4 x 24.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #876,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 24 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is the most intensely personal of Diana Kennedy's books about authentic Mexican cooking. Critics who are not knowledgeable about this subject often complain that her recipes are too complicated. That, I believe, is an excuse for laziness. Are books on authentic and regional French, Indian, Italian, Moroccan, etc. cooking similarly criticized. That is unfair and doesn't give ample credit to the culinary richness of the many parts of Mexico. No one is more accurate and true to her subject than Diana Kennedy. Little wonder that the cookbook awards (the IACP & The Jas. Beard awards) all too often miss the point but the real and lasting award is always a book's "shelf life" and being a perpetual reference. My Mexico is not only a fine, carefully researched and accurate cookbook of Mexico's culinary complexity but an excellent, informative and interesting read.
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By Tiffany Follett on July 2 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is my first "authentic" Mexican cuisine cookbook. I'm from St. Paul, MN, where you would think there would be a serious lack of authentic Mexican food, however, the part of St. Paul I am from has a very large Latino community, the recipes in this book remind me of many meals I've had in friends homes. It is excellent if you are looking for authentic recipes and the real taste of Mexican cuisine. Fans of Taco Bell, forget it.
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By A Customer on June 20 2003
Format: Hardcover
I've always enjoyed DK's books enormously, but this one was a disappointment. It reads like a very boring travelog, so I was glad to find it in my local library instead of paying [item price]!
I yawned through the first part.... and finally managed to read the entire text, but it was all so dull...and pointless. I hope she sticks to brief background notes and more great recipes in her new book due out soon. The recipes, as always, though, are really good!
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Format: Hardcover
I have been very pleased with my edition of My Mexico. The book is filled with so many recipes. The recipes span a wide range of Mexican cooking. She writes with great detail regarding the background of the recipes as well as giving very detailed instructions. This isn't the book filled with Tex Mex recipes that we are so often used to, but, authentic Mexican cooking. Of books produced in the recent years that cover this topic, I have enjoyed this book the most.
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