Cookbook giveaway - Mexican Flavors

Mexican FlavorsMexican Flavors is the newest cookbook by prolific author and acclaimed cooking school instructor Hugh Carpenter. The book includes classic recipes such as guacamole and tortilla soup, but there are many surprises and twists on the classics as well. Chile rellenos are filled with a pine nut goat cheese herb stuffing and then smoked on the barbecue. Enchiladas have intriguing fillings of duck, shrimp, or shiitake mushrooms and are a master class on fail-safe ways to create perfection.

Hugh provided a synopsis of the chapter on chile peppers to EYB members, and we are delighted to offer five copies of Mexican Flavors in this contest. Enter soon; the contest ends on September 23.



  • raechef1  on  8/27/2014 at 8:51 PM

    My favorite Mexican food is enchiladas, I can eat them, morning, noon and night. If they are especially good, I'll even eat them as dessert. Can you tell I like enchiladas?

  • jyms  on  8/27/2014 at 9:56 PM

    guacamole <3

  • hillsboroks  on  8/27/2014 at 9:57 PM

    I have fallen in love with fish tacos in soft tortillas these past few years. I love all the various combinations of veggies and other toppings you can add to the grilled fish.

  • FuzzyChef  on  8/28/2014 at 1:21 AM

    Homemade enchiladas mole. With homemade tortillas. Lotta work though.

  • SilverSage  on  8/28/2014 at 4:44 AM

    Chile rellenos - filled with cheese, not meat.

  • Titch  on  8/28/2014 at 4:45 AM


  • Zosia  on  8/28/2014 at 7:26 AM

    Grilled fish tacos

  • Laura  on  8/28/2014 at 7:30 AM

    My favorites used to be any kind of taco. Lately, however, I can't get enough of Posole!

  • vickster  on  8/28/2014 at 7:52 AM

    Chile verde pork tacos

  • wester  on  8/28/2014 at 10:54 AM


  • kimtrev  on  8/28/2014 at 12:18 PM


  • joannepr  on  8/28/2014 at 12:45 PM

    my favorites are mole and guacamole

  • mosquints  on  8/28/2014 at 2:27 PM

    Home made smothered beef enchiladas!

  • vinochic  on  8/28/2014 at 4:43 PM

    Fish tacos!

  • Kerrey  on  8/28/2014 at 5:09 PM

    I love enchiladas verdes.

  • TheSpicedLife  on  8/28/2014 at 5:38 PM

    Chilaquiles verde. Or tacos al pastor. Or huevos con chorizo. Or.... I <3 Mexican food.

  • kitblu  on  8/28/2014 at 8:29 PM

    I love bean burritos, especially if they are spicy.

  • eliza  on  8/28/2014 at 8:35 PM

    Fave is tomatillo salsa.

  • enation  on  8/28/2014 at 8:41 PM

    chili rejano

  • percussion03  on  8/28/2014 at 9:45 PM

    Refrained beans

  • madamepince  on  8/28/2014 at 10:14 PM


  • rhelune  on  8/28/2014 at 10:27 PM


  • robm  on  8/29/2014 at 5:32 AM

    I like it all, because I grew up in Mexico! I make an excellent mole poblano. At restaurants I find myself gravitating to chiles rellenos because they're a bit of a mess to make at home. My biggest problem is finding restaurant food in the U.S. that reminds me of the food I grew up with in Mexico City. Much of the Mexican food and cooking here in the Midwest is basically norteño, where most of the immigrant population comes from. Some of it is excellent, but it's definitely a different region of Mexico and the ingredients and flavors differ from those I long for. But we've now gotten some more upscale Mexican restaurants here in Kansas City that serve food more reminiscent of the cooking of central Mexico. And it's now easy to buy all the ingredients you could want here, so it's possible to make almost anything I wish! ¡Viva México!

  • earthnfire  on  8/29/2014 at 6:01 AM

    Carnitas with a side of nopales are my current favorite, but I love it all!

  • ballen  on  8/29/2014 at 6:09 AM


  • Trendycat  on  8/29/2014 at 8:40 AM


  • decklededges  on  8/29/2014 at 8:41 AM


  • trudys_person  on  8/29/2014 at 12:50 PM

    Chiles rellenos!

  • Celestialsfire  on  8/29/2014 at 4:30 PM

    Fish Tacos and tortilla soup!

  • stockholm28  on  8/29/2014 at 8:43 PM


  • Dawsonc  on  8/29/2014 at 9:42 PM

    Tortilla Soup. Divine!

  • Julia  on  8/29/2014 at 10:40 PM

    Fish or shrimp tacos and guacamole.

  • pokarekare  on  8/30/2014 at 8:18 AM


  • louie734  on  8/30/2014 at 9:05 AM


  • chawkins  on  8/30/2014 at 4:26 PM

    Taco al pastor.

  • jupflute  on  8/30/2014 at 6:26 PM

    mole!! (on anything)

  • Sally  on  8/30/2014 at 7:35 PM

    Huachinango a la Veracruzana

  • gqbrave  on  8/31/2014 at 7:53 PM

    This is a tough question. I love fish tacos. The best fish tacos I had was at Alexanders in Los Cabos, Mexico. It was grilled mahi mahi, that was so delicate that the fish fell apart in my mouth before I could chew it. It was shocking how such a tender piece of fish could pack so much flavor. But my favorite mexican dish has to be guacamole. I love it when a dish could celebrate and highlight humble ingredients. And there is no ingredient more humble and simple as the avocado. Guacamole can be made many different ways; infuse countless flavors, be whipped up at the last minute but taste like it was conceived for weeks; and none of this would be possible without starting with the modest avocado.

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  8/31/2014 at 8:09 PM

    Chilaquiles, but I love many different Mexican recipes.

  • JulesCk  on  9/1/2014 at 1:19 AM

    Tamales! and mole-

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  9/1/2014 at 12:47 PM

    Would have to be tacos of any sort.

  • lilyrose63  on  9/1/2014 at 11:34 PM

    chicken enchiladas

  • infotrop  on  9/1/2014 at 11:59 PM

    Mole, with anything!

  • FJT  on  9/2/2014 at 12:29 PM

    Pibil, huevos rancheros, tacos, ... it's a long list!

  • cadfael  on  9/3/2014 at 8:44 AM


  • pgarcia  on  9/3/2014 at 8:04 PM


  • hihelen_westbrook  on  9/4/2014 at 9:54 AM


  • Joyceeong  on  9/6/2014 at 8:37 AM


  • marry_bellows  on  9/6/2014 at 12:34 PM

    Probably a bit obvious - guacamole :)

  • Kirstin_the_Kiwi  on  9/7/2014 at 6:31 PM

    I love barbacoa

  • brownjalla  on  9/8/2014 at 6:43 AM

    I love everything Mexican - I just wish it was easier to get some of the ingredients here in Australia

  • HeatherLynn  on  9/9/2014 at 10:26 AM

    My favorite Mexican dish has to be enchiladas or maybe Quesadillas!! It's hard to pick just one! And the spicier the better!

  • Rosesrpink50  on  9/11/2014 at 1:34 AM

    Cheese Enchiladas with Brown Chili Gravy!

  • TrishaCP  on  9/13/2014 at 5:53 AM

    Really all of it! But if I have to choose, I would say tamales and horchata.

  • stitchan  on  9/14/2014 at 3:44 AM

    My favourite is chilaquiles

  • Nsteinen  on  9/15/2014 at 4:17 PM

    I really like any kind of mole.

  • cjross  on  9/18/2014 at 2:09 PM


  • Rinshin  on  9/19/2014 at 12:35 AM

    crunchy beef tacos

  • ae.bell  on  9/19/2014 at 7:22 AM

    Mole, definitely

  • cheapbeets  on  9/19/2014 at 3:09 PM


  • vnewton  on  9/19/2014 at 6:07 PM

    Favorite Mexican food is Tacos. So many choices and right now, I am really liking the fish tacos!

  • NormaTT  on  9/19/2014 at 6:56 PM

    nachos is at the very top of my list

  • Cattereia  on  9/20/2014 at 12:18 AM

    Mild Salsas.

  • marchez50  on  9/20/2014 at 3:19 AM

    chili con carne

  • IngridO  on  9/20/2014 at 4:43 PM

    Chimichangas are the current favourite in our household.

  • Karincs  on  9/22/2014 at 6:34 AM

    Difficult to choose but I do enjoy a great breakfast burrito or chilequilles (probably spelled wrong!)

  • KarinaFrancis  on  9/22/2014 at 10:14 AM

    Mole verde

  • enpsmom  on  9/22/2014 at 1:46 PM

    Tacos, tacos and more tacos!

  • wanda72  on  9/23/2014 at 10:43 AM

    I love enchiladas.

  • meggan  on  9/23/2014 at 4:28 PM

    I love moles of all kinds!

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