Our latest cooking contest features what’s been called “the definitive bible of Mexican home cooking”: Margarita Carrillo Arronte’s Mexico: The Cookbook. Make any of its 650+ recipes and post a photo at #eastforkcookalong.
We hope you’ll join us in cooking and learning from Mexico: The Cookbook. We’re in good hands: its author Margarita Carrillo Arronte is a Mexico City-based chef, restaurateur, author, television host and global ambassador for Mexican cuisine, instrumental in getting it placed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.
The book truly runs the gamut, its 650+ recipes a testament to Mexico's deep roots in regional agriculture, an inventiveness with flavor pairings that we think you'll find inspiring, and its breadth. Cooking through it, you may conclude Mexico is a country made up of several distinct cuisines.
The book is comprehensive, so you’ll get to know them all. Labyrinthian is how Ms. Carrillo Arronte describes them in the book’s introduction because for every category—tacos, tamales, moles, let’s say—there are forks that each branch off into endless variations.
To join the contest, make any dish from the book, snap a pic and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #eastforkcookalong. And no, you do not have to plate it on our pottery—any vessel will do! This book is so robust that we’re giving it two full months of air time, so you have until March 31st to submit your entries. One winner, drawn on April 1st, will get sent a bundle of prizes.
And some inspo to get you started...