In his first, much-anticipated cookbook, New York Times contributor, Food52 columnist, and former Bon Appétit food editor Rick Martínez introduces home cooks to the diverse culinary treasures of Mexico. In Mi Cocina, Rick travels to each of the seven regions in Mexico to explore 100 unique dishes, the recipe for each accompanied by stunning on-site photography.
In this beautifully personal tribute, Rick expresses Mexico’s regionality through dishes like Oaxaca’s Mole Coloradito (made with pasilla chiles, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, plantain, and bittersweet chocolate) and Tacos de Capeados (cornmeal-battered fried fish tacos with papaya and tomatillo) from coastal Baja. His recipes are based on his favorite home-tested version of each dish, veering from tradition when inspired.
Readers will discover essays in each chapter on topics like the migration and culinary influence of people from the Middle East and China to Mexico, and Rick’s experiences of finding welcomeness, support, and a feeling of belonging in his new home in Mazatlán. The collective result is touching, transportive, and delicious.