Monday, January 5, 2015

Cookbook Review: Tamales: Fast and Delicious Mexican Meals by Alice Guadalupe Tapp

A cookbook for making delicious, inventive, and fast tamales using time-saving tips and tricks that simplify the prep-intensive traditional process. 

Tamales are a Mexican favorite, beloved year-round as well as at Christmas, when the whole family traditionally pitches in with the work of tamale preparation and assembly. Thanks to renowned tamalera Alice Guadalupe Tapp, it’s now possible to enjoy these delicious treats with a lot less labor. Tapp has worked her tamale magic to turn the classic process on its head by paring it down to three to four steps that can be done in as little as forty-five minutes using handy tips, products, and tools. All sixty dishes in the book are naturally gluten free, and include both classic tamale recipes—such as Chicken Mole, Sirloin Beef, and Fresh Poblano and Potato tamales—and novel recipes such as Chorizo and Egg, Oxtail, and Baked Fig tamales. With this book, tamales are fast and easy enough to enjoy every day, and delicious enough to serve at any celebration.

This is a fantastic collection of recipes for anyone who loves tamales! There is such a variety of ingredients that hit on every food lover's palate. From shrimp to chicken to beef, this handy guide takes the very tedious task and makes it fun and enjoyable! It's inspirational, artistic, and full of delicious ideas that you'll savor for weeks afterwards.

It includes several tips, "short-cuts" and so much more. My family made several of the recipes in the book and loved every single one! This is a book that will be kept on our recipe shelf for many many years to come!

Rating: 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own.  


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