Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Salsas And Moles" Cookbook Review

I love salsa.  Its a true love - deep and real.  I have friends from Bolivia and whenever I visit them, they make chicken empanadas and serve it with "aji" (a simple salsa made with just tomatoes, hot peppers, and salt).  Its a meal a devour.  Its incredible.  As I mentioned, I love salsa.

So, I was thrilled to get the chance to review Salsas And Moles, by Deborah Schneider...

This is a lovely little cookbook.  Its very compact and well done.  Before the recipes, Miss Schneider gives you lot of helpful info.  There's an "essential guide to chiles." She has a list of the peppers from hottest to mildest (along with pictures).  Its a great reference guide.   Then there's a section on "working with chiles."  This section explains how best to choose, clean, and cook these little babies!  There's also a section of pantry ingredients - to let you know what you need to keep on hand.

And then comes the recipes!  Woohoo!  Miss Schneider has broken them up into five categories: Classic Table Salsas, Hot Salsas,  Mole and Enchilada Sauces, Salsas for Tacos, and Chunky Salsas and Botanas.  Each section comes with lovely photos, easy to follow directions, heat index for each salsa (rating how hot it is), and little stories and explanations of each salsa.  The only thing I wish this cookbook had was more pictures - one for each recipe. I'm one of those people that LOVEs pictures in cookbooks!  If you love salsa like it do; if you are always looking for ways to mix it up and try something new, this book is for you!

I received a copy of this cookbook, free of charge, from Blogging for Books, in exchange for my honest review.

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