Excel Mexican Cooking: Get into the Art of Mexican Cooking

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Want to bring the family together for a giant fiesta like none other with lively music and extravagant Mexico food...cooked all by yourself? If you’re interested in Mexican cuisine, "Excel Mexican Cooking" has everything that you need to get started serving up the authentic culinary taste of Mexico. You will get tons of great advice and delicious recipes that you and your family are sure to love! More

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About Excel Cooking

Excuse me, do you have a reservation? No? Ah, no worries. None's needed because the world of fine dining, culinary adventures, exotic cuisines, and among other things, all delivered with top-notch service, can be experienced right in your own home.

Welcome to Excel Cooking, here to guide you on the culinary arts of preparing great-tasting foods, choosing the best wine for your meal, achieving the best presentation for your dishes, and mastering all the ins-and-outs of modern and traditional cuisines.

Furthermore, going beyond the cooking itself, Excel Cooking also provides an encyclopedia wealth of knowledge to the background of different culinary creations, as well as the homemade recreation of different authentic restaurant experiences you get every time you eat out.

Even if you're already an experienced cook, there are plenty of interesting backstreet hidden gems full of unique tastes and aromas ready for you to explore. From the latest cutting-edge trends in cooking to freshly rediscovered secret recipes from all over the world, you can always be sure to find something fresh and enticing.

All recipes and tutorials from Excel Cooking are easy to follow, fun to use, and will have you excel in cooking like a 5-star master chef in no time at all.

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Jash Kol-Ze reviewed on June 28, 2017

I don't usually like cooking books, but my love of Mexican food made me get Excel Mexican Cooking. I wanted to learn how to make some of my favorite Mexican food and impress my friends. One thing I highly enjoyed in this book is that I learned about dishes I had never heard of before. Those dishes make me a little nervous that I won't cook them as well as I want. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist at times.

What makes this cooking book a little different from most is that it gives you a history lesson. Most cooking books just tell you how to make what you're cooking and that's it. Those books don't care about the history behind the dishes, just making sure you can cook them. There's nothing wrong or bad about that, it's just having some change in cooking books is good. Though the problem with the little history lesson is that sometimes I get more interested in that than making the dishes.

Besides the history lessons, the book gives suggested times for all of its dishes. If you're like me and are unfamiliar with a dish or two, it's good to know when to serve it. Mainly so that you don't seem too out of place. Especially if you have someone with Mexican heritage coming over. There are only so many eye rolls a person like me can take.

I know Mexican food is spicy and so I didn't need to be reminded about that part. I'm glad, though, that those who don't know will be reminded. If you have bad acid reflux, like me, be very wary about making and eating this ethnic food. You might be really happy for a few hours but then the pain will start. Because this stuff is really spicy at times you may need to tone it down at times.

On the subject of spicy, the book recommends water to combat the burning sensations. However, I've always found it better to use milk. In any case, you'll need some sort of backup if you find out the food's spiciness is too much for you. Some people like feeling as if their mouths are on fire while others don't.

One of my favorite dishes from this book is the Quick Shrimp Taco. It sounded weird to me at first but I like both tacos and shrimp. I owed it to myself to at least try it out. Yep, this is a good dish and I can see why it's included here. I can't decide if I like fish or shrimp tacos more, so I end up making both at some meals.

I still have a lot to learn about Mexican food and which dishes I like the most. This book was a good start on my culinary journey. Though I still need practice here and there as some of my friends like to remind me. The book is a good combination of recipes, history, and suggested serving times.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

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