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Mexican Everyday

Rick Bayless (Author), Christopher Hirsheimer (Photographer)

With Deann Groen Bayless


At last, a cookbook that brings Mexican food within easy reach: named to Food & Wine Magazine’s Year’s 25 Best Cookbooks as part of its annual Best of the Best cookbook.

In his previous books, Rick Bayless transformed America's understanding of Mexican cuisine, introducing authentic dishes and cooking methods as he walked readers through Mexican markets and street stalls. As much as Rick loves the bold flavors of Mexican foods, he understands that preparing many Mexican specialties requires more time than most of us have. Mexican Everyday is written with the time sensitivities of modern life in mind. It is a collection of 90 full-flavored recipes—like Green Chile Chicken Tacos, Shrimp Ceviche Salad, Chipotle Steak with Black Beans—that meet three criteria for "everyday" food: 1) most need less than 30 minutes' involvement; 2) they have the fresh, clean taste of simple, authentic preparations; and 3) they are nutritionally balanced, full-featured meals—no elaborate side dishes required. Companion to a thirteen-part public television series, this book provides dishes you can eat with family and friends, day in and day out.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • November 2005
  • ISBN 978-0-393-06154-3
  • 7.9 × 9.5 in / 336 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide


Endorsements & Reviews

“In our quest for real food those days that aren't weekends and holidays, Mexican Everyday is a tasty and brilliant find. Rick Bayless' recipes can always be relied upon to produce stellar food, and what a boon that he has turned his deep knowledge of Mexican cooking to the service of great everyday eating. Thank you Rick!” — Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

“Once again, Rick Bayless demonstrates that Mexican cooking is endlessly delicious, spirited, and rooted in a brilliant, generous culture. His Mexican repertory is irresistible, but he gives you more than recipes here. His approach to building simple, healthy, affordable meals every day is spot-on and is a great way to approach any cuisine, every day.” — Judy Rodgers, author of The Zuni Café Cookbook

“America's culinary dynamic duo, Rick and Deann Bayliss, have brought the wonderful cuisine of Mexico back to the home dinner table. They have created easy, delicious recipes in this beautiful book that will be a part of your family meals time after time. Here's to celebrating home meals with spice.” — Art Smith, author of Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family

“Serious, authentic, superbly researched, Mexican Everyday is the book that I will take with me to Mexico when I go to my apartment there next winter!” — Jacques Pepin, author of Fast Food My Way

“When an expert like Rick Bayless... decides to riff on traditional themes, get your hands on his work. Rick's recipes are flawless, and his variations alone are worth the cover price. Bravo to a pro who knows it all and still gets a kick out of sharing it with us.” — Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table radio show from American Public Media

“Some of the most memorable, delicious foods I have eaten were lovingly prepared by Rick Bayless. I look forward to trying to emulate this great chef/innovator with this wonderfully accessible cookbook.” — John Mahoney, Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company, star of NBC's Frasier

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