Truly Mexican: The Book You Need to Own

truly-mexican-jacket.jpg In our series, “Win a Cookbook,” we give you a preview of a cookbook we love, then let you vote for the recipe you most want us to reveal. By voting, you enter to win a free copy of the cookbook. See official rules.

In his second cookbook, Truly Mexican, chef Roberto Santibanez stresses method, giving you basic steps that you’ll use again and again when cooking Mexican food. We’re so down with that: A focus of BA‘s redesign is to arm readers with technique. “We want to give you the advice, tips, and stories behind the recipes so that if, a few weeks from now, you don’t have the magazine handy or a laptop nearby, it’s no big deal,” wrote Adam Rapoport in his May-issue letter from the editor.

A native of Mexico City, Santibanez owns La Fonda restaurant in Brooklyn and is a member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Latin Cuisines Advisory Council. In other words, he has the street cred to teach you the fundamentals of real Mexican cooking. In the spirit of a true textbook, he discusses ingredients, (color-coded chile charts included), how to treat them, and essential equipment in the front of the book. Then, throughout the recipe chapters, he slips in tips and tricks: the keys to a great salsa, how to blend stubborn tomatillos, the best way to reduce splatter when cooking your mole, et cetera. Your Cinco de Mayo feast will be a breeze.

Now, you decide: Which recipe should we reveal from Truly Mexican?

WIN IT!

In the comments section, vote for the photo you like best from Truly Mexican and you could win a free copy of the book! Just type in the name of your favorite photo below (for example, “Chilaquiles”), and you not only vote for which recipe we reveal, but you also automatically enter to win a copy of Truly Mexican. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Click here for full rules.

The contest ends at 11:59 PM April 29, 2011, when all entries/comments must be received. When we reveal the three cookbook winners, we will also reveal the winning recipe.

pineapple_cucumber_guacamole_truly_mexican.jpg#1 Pineapple and Cucumber Guacamole

chilaquiles_truly_mexican.jpg#2 Chilaquiles

carnitas_truly_mexican.jpg#3 Carnitas

Reprinted with permission from Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez and JJ Goode, copyright 2011. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Photographs by Romulo Yanes.

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