Muy Bueno Cookbook {giveaway}

Muy Bueno cookbook

This giveaway entry period is now closed, but feel free to comment anyway! Also, make sure you enter the other open giveaways!

In 5+ years of TasteSpotting, I have never called in sick, but today, the cold germs have taken such a strong position that my body is absolutely wiped out and I feel like I need to take the day off. Submissions are on hold for a bit, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have some fun. We’re giving away a copy of the Muy Bueno Cookbook

You may already know about Muy Bueno because these three women, Evangelina, Veronica and Yvette, have been blogging their stories and recipes of three generations of authentic Mexican food for a while now and are also on TasteSpotting!

This cookbook has gorgeous full-page photos of recipes of everything from the Chipotle Shredded Pork Enchiladas pictured on the book cover (see photo above) to Blood Orange Mezcal Margarita, from Menudo (after you’ve had one too many of those margaritas) to Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Jalapeno.

Obviously, I will be making the Chicken Tortilla Soup in the next few days.

So, let’s get started, while I take a nap, or maybe just sit in my makeshift steam sauna aka tiny bathroom with door shut and hot water running in the shower.

How to Enter the Muy Bueno Cookbook Giveaway

  1. Since Muy Bueno is all about Mexican flavor, answer this question in the comments section of this post: What is your favorite Mexican food? Do you crave the comfort of warm, handmade tortillas? Are you trying to unravel the complexity of mole in your own kitchen? Is your favorite food a classic margarita because, yes, since you asked a margarita is most definitely “food?” If you don’t have a favorite, firstly, you probably NEED this cookbook, and secondly, for this giveaway, just make something up (or go check out Muy Bueno’s profile on TasteSpotting for ideas!) It doesn’t matter what you say, as this is a random drawing, but it does matter that you do comment with something.
  2. Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
  3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)

Good luck!

You have until next Monday October 29, 2012 at 5 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)

(And by the way, in case anyone is wondering about us in the TasteSpotting Test Kitchen, we have an unhealthy obsession with guacamole, as long as there are neither cilantro nor tomatoes in it!)

From the Publisher

“Siéntate a comer, esta muy bueno!”

“Sit down and eat, it’s very good!”

This was how Jesusita Mendias-Soza always welcomed guests to her table. The same words served as inspiration for her daughter Evangelina and granddaughters Yvette and Veronica, who wanted to honor her memory and preserve their family’s recipes and stories for future generations. They started the Muy Bueno blog in 2010 with this idea in mind, and quickly attracted thousands of fans and followers who fell in love with Muy Bueno’s flavorful Mexican recipes, heartwarming family stories, and beautiful photography.

Now the family has opened their hearts and kitchens to an even wider audience with their first cookbook. Spanning three generations, Muy Bueno offers traditional old-world northern Mexican recipes from Jesusita’s kitchen; comforting south of the border home-style dishes from Evangelina; and innovative Latin fusion recipes from Yvette and Veronica. Each recipe will be accompanied with a full color photo by photographer Jeanine Thurston.

About the Muy Bueno Cookbook Authors

Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack (Denver, CO), Veronica Gonzalez-Smith (Germany), and their mother Evangelina Soza (El Paso, TX) were all born and raised in El Paso, Texas. They learned to cook from their grandmother and mother, Jesusita Mendias-Soza, whose hospitality and irresistible Mexican recipes were legendary among family and friends. They started the Muy Bueno food blog to celebrate and preserve their family’s special culinary heritage.

by Sarah J. Gim on October 24, 2012 · 246 comments

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