From Mexican cooking teacher and culinary authority Margarita Carrillo Arronte, Mexico: The Cookbook is as vast and vibrant as its subject. Among the more than 600 recipes, you'll find recognizable favorites like tacos, tamales and tortas, but you'll also discover Chile Pasilla con Queso, a melted cheese dish from the Chihuahua, Oaxaca and Puebla regions, or Birria, a spiced meat stew from Jalisco. A guest chef chapter features recipes from a lineup of international culinary stars including Alex Stupak, José Andrés and Enrique Olvera. There's also a brief but thorough glossary with helpful ingredient substitutions, plus a quick rundown of cooking terms.

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