A new cookbook with hundreds of Mexican recipes is now available in the Cobb County Public Library System’s Adult Collection. Based on centuries of home cooking, Mexico: The Cookbook by restaurateur and chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte has received international critical acclaim.

MexicoTheCookbookMexico: The Cookbook has more than 600 recipes, 200 photographs and details about the culture and historical background about the food. Several critics say the cookbook is about much more than burritos and tacos.

A few excerpts from book reviews:

Publishers Weekly: “For those interested in learning how to make the authentic Mexican cuisine, Arronte has provided the definitive guide.”

Time: “Beginning with the basics (masa, tortillas, smoked chile paste), Carrillo Arronte takes the reader on a tour that aims to prove that Mexican cuisine can be as refined (“duck in green pumpkin seed sauce”) as it is accessible (see: an entire chapter on street food and snacks).”

Austin Chronicle:  “Arronte has written the seminal sourcebook for Mexican recipes, and more importantly, produced a collection of amazingly complex and delicious dishes. If ever there was a comprehensive bible of Mexican food, this is it. If you know and love Mexican food, you definitely need this cookbook.”

To place a hold for Mexico: The Cookbook, click here or contact any Cobb library location. For information on other cookbooks featuring Mexican cuisine in the Cobb library’s collection, click here.


‘Mexico: The Cookbook’ Stirs Up Critical Acclaim
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