Mexican Cookbooks I Covet & A New (to me) Online Source

Just when I am weary and running out of internet steam* something piques my interest.  Today one of my favorite bloggers and fellow cocineras Lesley Tellez shares her find of a series of Mexican food and recipe magazines “Cocina Estado Por Estado.” Which Lesley says,  “[are] aimed at highlighting different regional Mexican cuisines. A new recipe book devoted to a different Mexican state is released each Monday. There’s 11 so far, and there’ll be 21 in all.”

Well, shoot! I have no idea how to get my hands on theses babies…as you may know I have a Mexican cookbook collecting habit problem….so I looked into their publisher, El Universal.

Although it seems that I’ll have to scour ebay to score all 21 cook books, if any (this oddly feels like being 8 years old and collecting beanie babies again?!?), I was happy to find a new online source for recipes and the history of Mexican cuisine.

The Menú section of the El Universal website has a great recipe section with both text and video. The video segments are especially helpful if your Spanish isn’t perfect because you can follow along as Sonia Ortiz, who claims not be a chef but some one who puts love and care into her food, walks you through the recipe step-by-step. There is also a informative little section entitle Sabores del Bicentenario, which covers the evolution and history of Mexican Cuisine during the last 200 years.

This site, is now bookmarked in my favorites right next to Mija Chronicles.

*P.S. I know I’ve been a bad blogger, I promise to be back in the kitchen soon! I’ve been so busy with my job, boyfriend, pups, friends, freelance jobs and the city that the gabrielaskitchen and our panzas have been suffering. Yup, I ate two oatmeal cookies for dinner, that busy tired! xogabriela

5 Responses to “Mexican Cookbooks I Covet & A New (to me) Online Source”
  1. Great find. Thanks for sharing! I totally hear you about life’s other demands taking control – got a chance to get in the kitchen this week and it was the salve that soothed the chaos.

  2. After looking unsuccessfully in Puerto Vallarta, I was very happy to find the D.F. edition this morning in a small papelaria in our little town. Thank you, Leslie, and thank you, Gabriella, for sharing this find.


  3. Eliana says:

    Thanks for this info girl. I am always looking for new sources for Latino food inspiration. And as for your cookbook “problem” – it’s not a problem girl, it’s your thing (or thang as I told my husband about the same thing this weekend).

  4. Lesley says:

    Wow, they’re on Ebay? I should head out to the newsstand today and buy two copies — one for you and one for me! I’ll let you know if I have time to do it before I leave for my trip on Sunday.

    And I totally feel you on the cookbook habit. I will always find room for another Mexican cookbook, even if said space is on the floor next to my bed.

    • gabriellemarielopez says:

      No…but I was hoping they would be in a few months. And that’s very nice of you, I’ll have to think of something to send you in return.

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