Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Muy Bueno Cookbook Review and Giveaway


 


The day  my Muy Bueno Cookbook came in the mail , I got a cup of tea and headed to the porch knowing I wouldn't put the book down until I had read it cover to cover.  The first thing I noticed was the size of the book, it is just perfect for my book shelf and yet not to big for my hands. As my fingers began to scan the recipes and the beautiful photos the pages were smooth and pleasant to touch.  Muy Bueno is a beautiful Cookbook and I am honored to participate in the  Cook Book Spotlight Cook Off hosted by Heather at Girlichef and sponsored by Hippocrene Books.

Muy Bueno is inspired by Jesusita a Mother and Grandmother who came with her family from Northern Mexico to El Paso, Texas.  The story of Jesusita and her warm spirit and great food are told by her daughter Evangelina Soza, and third generation granddaughters Veronica Gonzalez Smith and Yvette Marquez Sharpnack.  Evangelina said "My Mother always had something delicious cooking on the stove or in the oven, and her welcoming words still ring in my ears."Sientate a comer,esta muuuuy bueno"  The wonderful recipes are brought to life by Jeanine Thurston whose photography is outstanding.

As I moved through the book, I was flooded with memories when my family would visit extended family in El Paso and the sounds and smells of the kitchen with all the wonderful laughter and food were just like yesterday.  Very much like my family, not only did Jesusita pass down her fabulous recipes, she passed on a certain warmth in spirit that can only be experienced with love of family and food that is so much a part of a families culture.

Over the past three weeks I have made 3 fabulous recipes from Muy Bueno that I have been so happy to share with all of you.  I did not have to adjust any ingredients and the cooking times were perfect,  the recipes were easy to read and follow.  I will be cooking from this cookbook for a very long time, it is  a beautiful cookbook and Muuuuuy Bueno!













Muy Bueno Cookbook Give Away
For the USA readers only we will be giving away a Muy Bueno Cookbook on
Sunday October 7, 2012
In A Random Drawing
Just Leave Me A Comment About Why You Would Like This Cookbook and Your Name Will Be Included In The Drawing

I want to thank Heather at Girlichef and Hippocrene Books for inviting me to participate in the Cookbook Spotlight CookOff and my thanks to all of you for stopping by to enjoy this awesome cookbook and great food. This is a must have cookbook to add to your collection!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
This Post Is Linked To
Foodtastic Friday
Weekend Potluck
Foodie Friday

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”



23 comments:

  1. Miz Helen, I would love to have this cookbook because it would feed my cookbook addiction - And, since it's a "must have cookbook", I need to add it to my collection. ;) Great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would love to win the cookbook, because I am close to licking the monitor, and that is plain nasty. That Mexican Bread pudding is being pinned, and will be made...yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I jar mexican salsa every summer from fresh tomatoes,I have tried several recipes but always come back to the one we are most familar...I would love to win this cookbook!-(would like to try
    Jesusita's House Salsa)
    ..we love the spanish/mexican flavors in recipes...I just made mexican lasagne at http://loblollylane.blogspot.com/2012/10/no-boil-and-bubble.html ...it is so dawg-gone good!!

    I'm also working on my recipe for the Texas Chili cook off.....I'm having so much fun!!!

    Thanks for all you do Miz Helen...this is a great/fun giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would love to win the cookbook, there a number of recipes I'd love to try, especially the salsa.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Miz Helen, Muy Bueno is a cookbook I would enjoy using because it sounds like a wonderful family cookbook with authentic recipes. The photos of the recipes you made look awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wish I was there sitting on the porch with you looking at these gorgeous recipes!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would love to win this cookbook because I really need to start cooking more and my whole family loves food like this!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would love this cookbook, Miz Helen, because I read cookbooks as if they're novels. I like to read the ingredients and just imagine what they taste like and then I write out my list. The ones that you've made sure whet my appetite!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm so happy that you've enjoyed this cookbook, Miz Helen - AND that you were a part of this Spotlight. thanks so much for all of the mouthwatering posts! :D

    ReplyDelete
  10. Can't you just feel the love that went into this cookbook - unfortunately my family hasn't/didn't pass down favorite recipes...how sad.
    It would be an honor to have this book on my shelf...then I would imagine I was an extended family member of theirs cooking my relative's recipes.
    Judy B. Texas

    ReplyDelete
  11. We love Mexican food in my house, and this cookbook would be a welcome addition to my collection. Great giveaway Miz Helen. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. PS: I'd love for you to share this giveaway with my readers on the SRC Members FB page, in the Blog Showcase thread. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Miz Helen, I would love to have this cookbook so I can make some wonderful things for my family. I'm going to make your baked hush puppies for supper tonight. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I could eat Mexican food daily and never tire of it! I collect cookbooks too so a double win! :) Thanks so much for the opportunity to win...I have everything crossed.

    xo
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great review. I have really enjoyed this spotlight and reading your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Miz Helen, I would love this cookbook because I especially love cookbooks written from the heart like this one sounds. Also I love authentic recipes, and I love Mexican food! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

    ReplyDelete
  17. I must own this book! I am quite the fanatic when it comes to mexican food. Please and thank you in advance:) andreamofme@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. My husband and I got married in Mexico so it holds a very special place in our hearts. We also cook at least one "Mexican" meal every two weeks and I know this book would be well used!

    rhubarbandhoney at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow! You can't live in California and not like Mexican food! Mr. T and I prepare it regularly...I would love to add another resource to the cookbook library!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I would love this cookbook, the salsa recipes especially but everything I've seen so far looks delicious. I love that these are family recipes.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Tex-Mex is my all time favortie food and I collect cookbooks. :) thank you for doing this, Deb

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am a cookbook addict, I've been following the chicas at muy bueno for a while anticipating the arrival day! It would be so much better to win one!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'd love to win this cookbook, because I'd like to expand my repertoire of Mexican dishes.

    ReplyDelete

Your visit has been very special. I look forward to your comments, they are like opening little gifts. Thank you for stopping by and hurry back!
Miz Helen