Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks
By Rick Bayless with Deann Groen Bayless. (W.W. Norton & Company, 2012)
This is a must-have cookbook for fans of Rick Bayless's cooking or anyone who just can't resist the pleasure of a margarita and its perfect complements.
• 218 pages. Color photographs throughout.
For fans of Rick Bayless, no trip to Chicago is complete without a stop at Frontera Grill. Twenty-five years in, Rick's food and drinks at Frontera continue to bring the Mexican kitchen to life with fresh, organic ingredients from local artisnal farmers. Now, for the first time, Rick shares 60 recipes from his restaurants most requested offerings: margaritas, guacamoles and snacks.
In this book you'll find a margarita for every season and taste. Rick's iconic Topolo Margarita is here with its enticing balance of fresh-squeezed lime juice and aromatic sweetness of orange liqueur. So are options for those on a budget and those ready for a splurge. Rick shows you how easy it is to add a memorable twist to the ever-popular margarita at any time of year.
Rick's guacamoles are seasonal too, from exciting cold-weather versions topped with crisp pork rind and tangy Mexican hot sauce to lighter variations such as an Heirloom Tomato and Pickled Vegetable Guacamole. Rounding out the book are Rick's snacks, such as toasted, spiced pumpkin seeds and even a recipe for how to prepare corn nuts from scratch.
PRAISE FOR FRONTERA
Rick Bayless has dedicated his life to taking Mexican food seriously - and persuading the rest of us to do the same."
Julia Moskin, New York Times