Monday, November 30, 2015

The Mexican Slow Cooker by Deborah Schneider

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This cookbook was an initial disappointment to me. I'm not sure what I expected in a Mexican cookbook, but more pictures for sure.  I love pictures in a cookbook and I'm quick to disregard a cookbook that isn't full of pictures unless it's one of the tried and true spiral bound old-time looking cookbooks like The Basics and More or Simply Wonderful, etc.

On closer perusal, I saw that this cookbook takes a lot of ingredients that I know nothing about and have no idea if I would even be able to purchase them in our local grocery store. I'm not sure what I expected if the book was supposed to be authentic. Peppers like New Mexico chiles, guajillo chillos or other things like chicharron, Chihuaua cheese, etc. There are some good-sounding recipes in the book: Tacos de Res Dorado (Crisp Shredded Beef Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa), which unfortunately doesn't even seem to use the slow cooker; 'Tinga Tostada (Chicken with Chipotles and Onion on Crisp Tostadas), Shredded chicken, and some yummy sounding bean recipes. I think I will likely use this cookbook some, but will probably tweak the recipes to incorporate ingredients I have on hand or will do without the specialty peppers.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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