I'm not even sure I am using the right term. I'm looking for a cookbook on the recognizable dishes in mexican-american cooking, not really looking for in depth regional mexican cooking (right now). What I want is something authoritative, something written by the mexican, non-union equivalent of marcella hazan. Maybe the mexican equivalent of lidia bastianich would be the better hypothetical. Regardless the picture of the author in the dust jacket should look like someone's granny.
Does something like this exist? There is so much crap out there in this area to wade through. Seriously why do cook books exist that list "can of enchilada sauce" as an ingredient? If i wanted to be lazy and eat something that tasted like garbage i would just go to On the Border.