+
Home Cooking

Mexico: The Cookbook (Margarita Arronte) - is the book as bad as people claim?

LiamF | Dec 29, 201402:57 PM     9

I've been very, very tempted by this book. However, there have been massively negative reviews of it by people I respect, and it all points to another 'Phaidon cookbook mess':

David Sterling (author of 'Yucatan' - http://www.amazon.com/review/R2WHE6OG...) : "...obviously the text was not written by anyone who knows the regional cuisines of Mexico to any degree. And to be sure, the recipes were not thoroughly tested."

Diana Kennedy (yes, that one - http://www.amazon.com/review/R1FSSVTT...) : "The comments for this unwieldy book come from people who don't know or don't care about real Mexican food. With at least 60 mistakes and 16 recipes of mine used, without my permission or acknowledgement this book is not to be taken seriously. Shame on the Phaidon editors and their ridiculous promotional blurbs!"

I know a few Chowhounds have the book, and will have cooked from it - how has it gone?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

You'll Have Zero Beef with These Delicious Veggie Burgers
Recipe Round-Ups

You'll Have Zero Beef with These Delicious Veggie Burgers

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | Interest in veggie burgers has been rising for a while now (along with the general surge in plant...

5 Guacamole Mistakes You’re Making
Guides

5 Guacamole Mistakes You’re Making

by Dan Koday | Guac seems simple, but there are many ways it can go wrong—hence, these tips on how to make the best...

Upgrade Your Taco Tuesday with These Fresh Fruit Salsas
Recipe Round-Ups

Upgrade Your Taco Tuesday with These Fresh Fruit Salsas

by Jen Wheeler | Looking for a way to liven up your Taco Tuesday—or any summer dinner? Want something more than a sauce...

The Crispiest Fish Tacos Depend on a Surprising Secret Ingredient You'll Never Guess
Food News

The Crispiest Fish Tacos Depend on a Surprising Secret Ingredient You'll Never Guess

by Amy Schulman | Esteban Castillo was raised in Santa Ana, California, surrounded by palm trees and a population that...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.