Where there’s Mexican food, there’s a fiesta. Ole! With tons of fiery flavor and crowd-friendly dishes (tacos, enchiladas, guacamole), not to mention margaritas, Mexican food is always fun, whether it’s Tuesday taco night or an all-out Cinco de Mayo bash (this Saturday!). To help you celebrate, we rounded up a collection of our favorite Mexican-cooking cookbooks. Start browsing now, and try out a few sample recipes today.
Mexican Made Easy, by Marcela Valladolid
This is the companion cookbook for Marcela’s Food Network show, Mexican Made Easy. She makes Mexican food using fresh ingredients and simple recipes – great for any night of the week.
Just Tacos, by Shelley Wiseman
This cookbook of 100 new taco recipes from former Gourmet magazine food editor Shelley Wiseman is sure to be a taco-lover’s favorite. With inspiration like this, you could start eating tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Truly Mexican, by Roberto Santibañez
Roberto Santibañez makes authentic Mexican home cooking simple and delicious. He focuses chapters on traditional sauces, like adobo and mole, for maximum flavor.
Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food, by Ivy Stark with Joanna Pruess
Ivy Star, executive chef at Dos Caminos restaurant, shares recipes for tasty Mexican street food. It’s flavorful, laid-back and great for sharing. She includes recipes for breakfast, sides, dinner, desserts and drinks.
Simple Food, Big Flavor, by Aarón Sánchez
Food Network’s Chopped judge Aarón Sánchez shares Mexican-inspired recipes. To simplify the technique (but keep the big flavor), he divides this cookbook into 15 base recipes and uses them as the starting point for more great dishes.
For the ULTIMATE Cinco de Mayo cookbook giveaway, we’re giving away one copy of EACH of these cookbooks to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite Mexican food.
You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving two copies away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.
You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 5:00 p.m. ET on May 3 and 5:00 p.m. ET on May 8. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $134.39. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.
So, tell us, what’s your favorite Mexican food?
And make sure to check out all of our favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes on Cooking Channel.