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.
About the Author
Rick Bayless has done more to bring authentic Mexican cooking to America than any other cookbook author and chef. He is a five-time James Beard Award winner and the host of Mexico: One Plate at a Time. He is the chef-owner of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, and Xoco. His cookbooks include Fiesta at Rick's and Mexican Everyday, and More Mexican Everyday.
Deann Groen Bayless has co-authored nine cookbooks with her husband Rick Bayless and is the co-owner of a growing family of Mexican restaurants, including Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco, and Tortas Frontera. She is a former president of Women Chefs and Restaurants, an organization that advocates for women in the restaurant industry, and the executive producer of the PBS television show Mexico, One Plate At A Time. Christopher Hirsheimer is a writer, photographer, and magazine editor. She has shot food photos for Jacques Pepin, Lidia Bastianich, Mario Batali, and Rick Bayless, and was a founder of Saveur magazine. She lives in Erwinna, Pennsylvania.
"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 Cafe Cookbook "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 "Some of the most memorable, delicious foods I have eaten were lovingly prepared by Rick Bayliss. 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