We're trying to select the cookbook of the month a little earlier to give hounds time to reserve them from their libraries. After careful consideration, I've decided to follow the suggestion of postponing the Zuni/Sunday Suppers cookbook selection until January 2007, when folks will have more time to cook.
November marks the beginning of the busy holiday season for many of us, and since there's been so much enthusiasm for Rick Bayless' cookbooks, I thought he would be a good choice for us. This is food to wake up the palate after a heavy dinner of Thanksgiving turkey. Rick Bayless has done a wonderful job of translating Mexican recipes for the American kitchen, and in some of his cookbooks, he gives traditional as well as contemporary renderings of Mexican recipes.
I'm going to list his first three books as possible choices. Please select the ONE you would most like to cook from next month. I have omitted the most recent book since some folks thought it was a bit weaker than his previous work-- also, libraries and hounds are more likely to own the older volumes.
Of course, you should feel free to choose any of his cookbooks to cook from, but we'd like to focus the discussion on one cookbook. So, hounds, which will it be?
-- AUTHENTIC MEXICAN by Rick Bayless
-- RICK BAYLESS' MEXICAN KITCHEN by Rick Bayless
-- MEXICO, ONE PLATE AT A TIME by Rick Bayless
Please post your votes on this thread. Voting will be closed on midnight, Thursday, October 12th. I'll post the selection on Friday, October 13th.
Thanks for participating and happy cooking!