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
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
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