To Post or Not to Post a Recipe? That is the Question.

On my journey in writing Muy Bueno I have had conflicting feelings about posting recipes fearing that you will not want to buy my cookbook once it is published. I figured it’s like the saying: Why buy the milk, when you get the cow for free?

After some soul searching I figured why not share the recipes, after all that is why I’m writing a cookbook.

As a child I avoided the kitchen and my mother’s constant failing attempts to get me to cook. Over the past few years I finally had a change of heart and have been cooking the Mexican dishes I grew up with for my family. Now I enjoy cooking and love experimenting in the kitchen and making my own modern Latin-inspired dishes.

Just as my mother and grandmother did, I want to educate and inspire my generation along with future generations to appreciate the art of homemade Mexican food. I’m hoping that with this blog and upcoming cookbook you realize that authentic Mexican flavor does not require enormous amounts of time.

My grandma used to cook for so many visitors every Sunday and somehow the food never ran out. It was like the “miracle of the five loaves and two fish”. How she fed so many visitors still remains a mystery to me. I have decided to continue that same tradition (via cyberspace) and post a new recipe for you every Sunday in hopes that you will share it with your family and friends and create memories in your kitchen.

Is there a recipe I have mentioned or a photo that I have posted that made your mouth water? I would love to hear what dish you would like for me to post this Sunday for your next meal.

Please come back to visit on Sunday, my kitchen will be open!


Photographer: Fototails Photography

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3 Responses to “To Post or Not to Post a Recipe? That is the Question.”

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    muybuenocookbook — August 31, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    I just had to document this very sweet comment from Jessica M:
    That is beautiful. Just seeing the rolling pin brought tears to my eyes. Then I saw my grammie in front of the stove. Phew. That was a tear jerker. What a beautiful memoir of an amazing mujer. (: Thanx for capturing the rich history, endless memories and yummalicious comida of nuestra familia!!!

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    Sandy Peterson — September 11, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    I have similar pictures of each of my grandmothers in front of the stove. I am so blessed to be able to walk one block and see my 91 year old grandma in front of the stove. I am equally blessed to have pictures of my kids cooking with their grandparents.

    As to posting samples of your recipes on your site, I say go for it. The recipes just make me want more and to see what I’m missing in the rest of your cookbook.

    Happy Cooking!


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    muybuenocookbook — September 16, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

    Hi Sandy! Thanks for commenting. I love hearing that your children are near their grandma and watch her cook. I’m telling you those memories will always be with them. Continue to take plenty of pictures!!!

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