I’ve been a fan of Rick Bayless for a while. I own his first book, Mexico One Plate a Time. It has been a while since I pulled it off the shelf. It is a great cookbook but most of the recipes require multiple steps and lots of time. Lately time, unlike the Rolling Stones song says, has not been on my side. In his new book, Mexican Everyday, Bayless has come up with some full flavored recipes that don’t require most of a day to produce. The section on salsas alone is worth the price of the book. This time of the year tomatoes pretty much disappear from my table. The Rustic Roasted Tomato Salsa calls for canned tomatoes. The recommended Organic Fire Roasted Muir Glen brand does a nice job, a tasty addition to my grilled carne asada tacos.
Rustic Tomato Salsa
Tortas, tacos, salads, main dishes and desserts are all covered. With each recipe there are, “riffs”, little changes or additions that enhance the taste. Bayless even takes a moment to discuss his philosophy about diet and exercise. This book will make your hungry so you may need that exercise!