Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February 2011 meeting: Mexican cookbooks

This month we explored and shared Mexican cookbooks and some very tasty food!

Everyone attending had been to Mexico at one time or another (alas, mine was the shortest trip, having only been to Tijuana for an afternoon). Some of our favorite Mexican foods include Shrimp Mojo de Ajo,

Here are the dishes everyone brought:

Sheri - Shrimp & Pork Tacos with Creamed Avocado
Deborah S. - cornbread
Teresa - shrimp ceviche
Katie - Flan and Marinated Tomatillo salad.
Dawn – Tuna Ceviche with Lime, Roasted Chipotle Acorn Squash

Cookbooks we shared were:
Chevys & Rio Bravo Fresh Mex Cookbook
Salsas and Tacos by the Santa Fe School of Cooking
Ceviche! Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist by Guillermo Pernot & Aliza Green
The Sunset Mexican Cookbook (and old favorite...2 different versions showed up!)
The Book of Mexican Food
The Essential Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy (the Julia Child of Mexican food)
Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor by Marcela Valladolid

Overall it was a really delicious meeting, both the discussion and the foods!

Here are our upcoming books:

March – Pomegranate Soup
April – Fortune Cookie Chronicles
May – Omnivore’s Dilemma
June – Little House in the Big Wood

Invite your friends...anyone can join! All we ask is that you make a good effort to finish the book (not required to get to the end if you hate it or are suddenly busy) and bring a dish from or inspired by the reading.


  1. Great photos! It looks like you had a good meeting! I will be checking out some of those cookbooks soon.

  2. It was really good. And we've had a lot of new people interested. I can't wait until our next meeting :D