Top 8 Best Mexican Cookbooks

Get the fiesta going with fiery, flavoursome Mexican fare! These sizzling Mexican cookbooks are packed with recipes for delicious dishes including tacos, burritos, empanadas, churros and so much more, as well as fascinating facts about the history and ethos of Mexican cuisine.

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1. Mexican Food Made Simple

  • £17.60

Thomasina Miers

Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers presents this colourful cookbook of delicious recipes, demonstrating how exciting Mexican food can be. It features heaps of flavoursome dishes, including street snacks full of punch, hearty stews, spicy wraps, mouth-watering burritos, tasty tacos, sizzling salsas, and churros with chocolate sauce! You'll be whipping up a Mexican feast in no time with Thomasina's guide to the world's hottest chillies, her ingenious cheats and helpful menu planner.


 

2. Recipes From a Mexican Grandmother's Kitchen

  • £9.09

Jane Milton

With 150 irresistible recipes, complemented by more than 750 mouth-watering photographs, this book constitutes a comprehensive introduction to Mexican cuisine, including its history and cultural influences. Explore ingredients, preparation techniques and traditional recipes from across Mexico, including tacos, enchiladas, snacks and cocktails, as well as contemporary dishes like Pork in Green Sauce with Cactus or Champurrada. Bring the enthralling culinary world of Mexico into your kitchen with this brilliant book.

 

3. Tex-Mex from Scratch

  • £14.89

Jonas Cramby

This book features a plethora of simple yet tempting recipes from the US Border States. Enjoy spicy BBQ dishes from Texas, 'fresh Mex' from California and more authentic dishes from New Mexico. Pore over gorgeous images, entertaining Tex-Mex stories and insider tips, such as where on a hamburger one should really put accessories. Whip up your own nachos, guacamole, tortillas, burritos, enchiladas, desserts and more with this bumper book of recipes.


 

4. Real Mexican Food

  • £16.89

Felipe Fuentes Cruz & Ben Fordham

In this vibrant book, chefs Felipe Fuentes Cruz and Ben Fordham of the Benito's Hat Mexican Kitchen eatery aim to showcase everything that is exciting, fresh and tasty about Mexican food. Discover the wealth of rich flavours and the variety of Mexican fare in their delicious recipes for burritos, tacos, soups, salads, salsas, desserts and drinks. Enjoy guacamole with homemade corn tortilla chips, burritos with beef birria, tacos with prawns and paprika, ice-cold margaritas and much more.

 

5. Mexico: The Cookbook

  • £23.69

Margarita Carrillo Arronte

The definitive guide to Mexican cooking, you'll find everything you ever needed to know about this exciting cuisine in the vibrant book by Mexico's leading culinary authority, Margarita Carrillo Arronte. Look no further for the ultimate comprehensive Mexican cooking bible.





 

6. The Chili-Hot Mexican Cookbook

  • £8.59

Jane Milton

Discover fiery Mexican dishes with over 390 specially-commissioned photographs, heaps of information on basic ingredients, techniques and equipment, as well as recipes for all the best-loved national dishes. Recipes include Turkey Mole, Chicken with Chipotle Sauce, Beef Enchiladas as well as lesser-known, mouth-watering dishes. Explore the comprehensive chilli directory, from Fresno to serrano, ancho to habanero.

 

7. Death by Burrito

  • £14.89

Shay Ola

Discover the recipes of the revolutionary Mexican eatery based at the Catch bar in Shoreditch. These dishes put taste first with a truly exceptional range of starters, main meals and sides which prioritise fresh, vibrant flavours. Savour Smoked Beef Short Rib Mole Tacos, Deconstructed Guacamole with Blue Corn Tortillas and many more stunning, sizzling dishes, as well as tempting tequila cocktails.


 

8. 300 Best Taco Recipes

  • £16.89

Kelley Cleary Coffeen

This tantalising taco bible showcases the absolute best taco recipes to suit all tastes. From choosing the perfect tortilla, to preparing ingredients and toppings correctly, these fun, simple and delicious recipes cover every aspect of taco creation. You'll be whipping up a range of scrumptious, spicy tacos in no time! There are recipes for chicken and turkey tacos, beef and steak tacos, pork and lamb tacos and more.