Our list of reviewed cookbooks is getting bigger every week, but in all these reviews we can’t find one Mexican cookbook. So we believe it’s time to change this! To do so this week we are back with Tu Casa Mi Casa Cookbook Review.
Tu Casa Mi Casa is the newest cookbook from Enrique Olvera. A leading talent on the gastronomic stage, that is reinventing the cuisine of his native Mexico to global acclaim. As a young boy, Enrique Olvera discovered his love for cooking in the kitchen of his grandparents’ bakery in Mexico City. His ambitions took him far from home to New York’s Culinary Institute of America. Upon graduation, Olvera returned to Mexico City, and at 24 he opened his first restaurant, Pujol, currently at rank 13th on the prestigious list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
In Tu Casa Mi Casa, Enrique Olvera shares 100 of his favorite recipes, a collection of basic Mexican dishes that encourages readers everywhere to incorporate traditional and contemporary Mexican tastes and ingredients into their recipe repertoire, no matter how far they live from Mexico. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, from go-to everyday dishes to platters for large-scale celebrations. You will find iconic Mexican dishes such as huevos rancheros, stuffed chiles, carnitas, moles and a lot more.
All the 100 recipes are easy to follow with traditional and contemporary Mexican tastes and ingredients from various regions. Another aspect that makes these recipes easy to follow, is the step-by-step photographs, that are used to demonstrate how to make masa and tortillas, how to wrap tamales, and how to cook moles, salsas, and beans.
Tu Casa Mi Casa was one of our most anticipating cookbooks for 2019, but unfortunately, it was below our expectations. As we said many times in our reviews, for us a cookbook is more than good recipes. Although this cookbook has some good recipes there are aspects that could be easily improved. The flexibound cover would be the first thing we would change. Hardcovers can be more expensive, but they are more durable and give the book a better look – at least in our opinion.
Photogtafsd, are the second thing that is missing in this book. Although we have step-by-step photos, and really good photos like the Baked Banana there are some photographs that look like from last century!
Despite being a cookbook with some flaws, it represents well the Mexican gastronomy. If you are a fan of Enrique Olvera, and you like good and authentic Mexican food, this is a cookbook that you should take a look.
Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes For The Home Cook may not be the best cookbook in the world but it is undoubtedly a good tribute to Mexican gastronomy.