Best Gifts ~ Mexican Cooking Books and Utensils ~ Great Home Cooked Food
For people who enjoy making home cooked meals who wouldn't enjoy a new cookbook? Mexican cooking books just might fill in a gap on their cookbook shelf and if one wishes to try their hand at learning how to accomplish making gourmet Mexican food, easy Mexican food or typical Mexican food it can all be gleaned from the pages of a good cookbook.
In the part of the world where we live...that being south Texas...there are many Mexican restaurants.
Sometimes it is nice to be able to stay at home and enjoy similar Mexican dishes and it is not that difficult to learn how to make them.
Take a look at some of the things that are available for purchase.
There is a wide variety of Mexican cookbooks, Mexican cookware and things to make your cooking Mexican food easier and even fun to accomplish.
Authentic Mexican Salsa Taquera recipe
Pictures of Mexican food as seen in Mexico!
Her recipes sound so good and easy to make!
Spending some years near Mexico...
Back in those days...the 1960s...McAllen was not that large of a town. It has grown substantially since that time!
Most of the adults as well as teens going on dates crossed the border into Mexico for entertainment.
In Reynosa it was another world!
There was a fancy club called Trevino's that had a man-made waterfall in the back and a little dance floor. The drinks were good and anyone old enough to pay money got served.
No ID checks. Personal responsibility was up to the individual.
Other places offered enticements to visit their establishments like great food and décor and also shopping opportunities.
We certainly took advantage of it all over the years!
The Mexican food was delicious and nothing much competed on our side of the border back then to keep us on the U.S. side of the border when going out for an evening of dining, dancing and fun. I am glad to have those memories.
In this year of 2013 the drug wars and violence are undoubtedly dissuading many Americans from enjoying those gorgeous places and tasting those delectable Mexican dishes in that environment, sad to say. Hopefully things will change for the better soon.
Crossing the border is no longer a concern since my husband and I live far north of it now in Houston, Texas.
However, we still continue to love our Mexican food be it eaten in one of the many local restaurants...some of them very near our home ...or alternately, prepared at home in our very own kitchen.
My husband and I have several cookbooks which help us with our home preparations of Mexican food. Yum!
Location of Reynosa, Mexico and proximity to McAllen, Texas
Rick Bayless: Building Blocks of the Mexican Kitchen
Chef Rick Bayless Grills Carne Asada Brava...
(Mexican music) El Jarabe Tapatio - The Mexican Hat Dance
Love watching his cooking show on TV! His recipes sound so good!
Obviously having some of the right cookware on hand is a great help when preparing Mexican food.
There is much in the way of Mexican fast food offered at local quick dining eateries. Things like tacos, tostadas, burritos and other things abound.
People that associate just this type of food as being Mexican have no idea just how delicious Mexican cuisine can be.
Not that I am a Mexican culinary expert, but just living as close to the border as I have for many years and then experiencing "Tex-Mex" food ( a combination of Texas and Mexican food unique to this area ) as well as Mexican food from other parts of the country...there is a wide variety of flavors and twists as to how these Mexican food recipes are prepared.
Cooking shows on television with hosts like Chef Bayless nicely teach us how to prepare simple and savory Mexican dishes typical to that country.
Fresh ingredients are acquired from local markets and Mexican food prepared in Mexico can be far different from what most Mexican food franchise owners on this side of the border typically serve to their patrons.
Watching these TV cooking shows puts an entirely different spin on what many people perceive as being authentic Mexican food. It is quite educational!
Rick Bayless and other chefs on television have at their disposal the right cookware with which to prepare their Mexican food recipes. Do you have the correct cookware?
Do you like making or eating Mexican food?
Shadiah's Mexican Urban Cooking
After watching a couple of Rick Bayless' videos are you ready to start preparing some delicious Mexican cooking recipes while dining at home?
If you do not already have a Mexican cookbook and a few of these helpful pieces of cookware and/or utensils, why not start that process now?
You can learn to cook with cooking tips from some of the world's most accomplished Mexican chefs and enjoy healthy cooking right in the comfort of your own home.
Do you know others that might like to receive some of these Mexican food products as gifts?
Most people that are home cooks like to experiment with different types of cuisine.
Mexican food ingredients are easy to find in most grocery stores in many parts of the country...and for certain in our part of Texas...so finding ingredients to complete your Mexican inspired meals is not that difficult.
Ole! Start your Mexican cooking today!!!
How to Make Mexican Rice
If you are searching for what could possibly become your recipient's best gift of the season, especially if he or she likes to make and serve home cooked meals, consider purchasing Mexican cooking books, cookware and utensils that will make their life easier. And then ask to be treated to one of their Mexican inspired breakfasts, lunches or dinners.
Buena consumición! (For those of you needing a translation...Good eating!)
Sampling of other recipe hubs...
One of the many songs I heard when spending time in Reynosa, Mexico years ago and one that I really like.
© 2010 Peggy Woods