Item description for Los Barrios Family Cookbook: Tex-Mex Recipes from the Heart of San Antonio by Diana Barrios Trevino & Emeril Lagasse...
Overview Presents dozens of family recipes, many of which have been passed down through generations, for dishes that utilize easy-to-obtain ingredients and are accompanied by historical notes and cooking tips.
Publishers Description Since 1979, Los Barrios restaurant in San Antonio, Texas-- the heart of Tex-Mex cuisine-- has been serving up casero, or home-style, cooking that has charmed food critics and earned an impressive following. Founded with a small investment and a lot of spirit, Los Barrios built its reputation on the authenticity of its cuisine. The Los Barrios Family Cookbook offers these reputation-making recipes-- from simple but impressive traditional Mex-ican dishes, many of which have been handed down and perfected through the generations, to modern Tex-Mex favorites-- to fans of Southwest cuisine across the country. Included are recipes for Mexican essentials: Homemade Flour Tortillas, Tamales, and Pico de Gallo; Barrios family specialties, such as Mama Viola's Chicken Rice Soup and Acapulco-Style Ceviche; and the classics-- Chiles Rellenos, Chalu-pas, and Enchiladas Verdes. All the recipes contain easy-to-find ingredients, and special cooking tips will help you prepare dishes at home that will be as delicious as those served in the restaurant. The Los Barrios Family Cookbook is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for food that explodes with flavor. Buen provecho
Citations And Professional Reviews Los Barrios Family Cookbook: Tex-Mex Recipes from the Heart of San Antonio by Diana Barrios Trevino & Emeril Lagasse has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Bookpage - 07/01/2002 page 27
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 11, 2002
ISBN 0375760970 ISBN13 9780375760976
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More About Diana Barrios Trevino & Emeril Lagasse
Diana Barrios Trevino and her brother, Louie Barrios, own and operate Los Barrios restaurant, which The New York Times recently praised as one of the top restaurants in the San Antonio area (although locals have known that for years). She regularly champions Tex-Mex cooking on the Today show, and has appeared on Good Morning America and Food Nation with Bobby Flay.
Reviews - What do customers think about Los Barrios Family Cookbook: Tex-Mex Recipes from the Heart of San Antonio?
Los Barrios Family Cookbook Apr 5, 2007
I like this cookbook very much. I look forward to use it in the future.
Yum Yum Give Me Some & Make it Tasty Healthy Apr 4, 2007
I love this restuarant and it's always packed Monday thru Friday, I was living in Alexandria Virginia when the book came out being a San Antonian I had to get it little did I know it would change the traditional family way of making Texican (Texas Style Mexican Food). I now and will always cherish this book substitutes cabbage for tradition lettuce that is a very healthy twist and thats just one of many examples of the healthy twists in this book. If you are a vegan this book could really help you put some pazzaz in your food with some simple substitutions. One of my favorite dishes in the restuarant is Green Enchiladas made with tomatillos and that great recipe is in here just wish my cooking skills were up to the task. I would definetly give this as a gift. San Antonio is not all about the RiverWalk take some time out of the downtown area when visiting and do what the natives do eat at Los Barrios.
Excellent if its what you're looking for... Jul 3, 2006
I was looking for a cookbook that dealt in the basics (I had never prepared a poblano pepper for roasting before), but that also had some interesting dishes. I have never been to the restaurant so I didn't have anything to compare my results to ( not that I should anyway) and I wanted something that had a good feel to it.
Overall, I am impressed with the book for someone like myself, new to cooking actual meals, and have already created homemade corn tortillas, pico de gallo, eggs mexicana and the chicken breasts in creamy poblano sauce. My family seems pleased with the results (my tortillas were a bit thick), and I'm going to continue to use the book until I outgrow it (it may be a while).
If you are a more experienced cook, especially in Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes, then this may be a little simple for you, but if you are fairly new to the cuisine then please consider it.
Have you made nachos as a family meal but not your own pico de gallo? Then this is your book.
A Waste of Money Mar 22, 2006
Robb Walsh's book is so much better! This does just seem to have been an attempt to capitalize on this family's moment in the limellight. Very dissapointing, unfortunately.
Some background info helps... Jan 18, 2006
There's a reason why this is a Tex-mex cookbook from San Antonio, and not "authentic mexican cuisine" from Guadalajara. Tex-mex combines some of the great meals you can get south of the border with American ingredients (such as American & velveeta). Let's face it, these products melt better. So I'd stay away from this cookbook if you're looking for Mexican food instead of Tex-mex.
Also, one should keep in mind that it's not the authors back in the kitchen, and that the food has to be prepared back there to feed the hundreds of people that go through the restaurants everyday. So this will be a factor when you go to fix this in your kitchen. If you want food from Los Barrios, I'd say to go to one of the restaurants. But if you want help creating your own, the cookbook is a great place to start!
Oh, and if you like the Chimichurri, ask anyone at either of the restaurants and they'll tell you it's a secret family recipe. (But if you really want a recipe for Chimichurri, search online. That's how my aunt got her recipe.)