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Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor
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Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, Evangelina Soza

New Release
ISBN10: 0781813042
ISBN13: 9780781813044
Pages: 288Width: 7.50 inches.
Publication Date: 10/2012Height: 9.25 inches.


Spring book signings and cooking demos for Muy Bueno will be in Colorado, New York, and Texas! They will be in Centennial April 6th, New York City April 13th and El Paso May 4th (Cinco de Mayo weekend). You can find more details here. Follow @hippocrenebooks and @MuyBuenoCooking for the latest news and giveaways. You can also find us on Facebook.

Siéntate a comer, esta muy bueno!

{Sit down and eat, it's very good!}

This was how Jesusita Mendias-Soza always welcomed guests to her table. The same words served as inspiration for her daughter Evangelina and granddaughters Yvette and Veronica, who wanted to honor her memory and preserve their family's recipes and stories for future generations. They started the Muy Bueno Cookbook blog in 2010 with this idea in mind, and quickly attracted thousands of fans and followers who fell in love with Muy Bueno's flavorful Mexican recipes, heartwarming family stories, and beautiful photography. Now they open their hearts and kitchens to an even wider audience in their first cookbook.

Spanning three generations, Muy Bueno offers over 100 recipes: traditional old-world northern Mexican recipes from Jesusita s kitchen; comforting south of the border home-style dishes from Evangelina; and innovative Latin fusion recipes from Yvette and Veronica. Also includes a chile glossary with photos, step-by-step instructions for roasting chiles, making tamales, and red chile sauce.

4-color with flaps

About the author(s)

Veronica, Evangelina, and Yvette

Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack
, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and their mother Evangelina Soza were all born and raised in El Paso, Texas. They learned to cook from their grandmother and mother, Jesusita Mendias-Soza, whose hospitality and irresistible Mexican recipes were legendary among family and friends. They started the Muy Bueno Cookbook blog to celebrate and preserve their family's special culinary heritage. The blog and recipes have been featured in Latina magazine, and the websites of Paula Deen, The Pioneer Woman, Saveur, and Gourmet. Though now Yvette resides in Denver, Colorado, Veronica has moved to Germany, and Evangelina remains in her hometown El Paso, Texas, the three of them meet as often as possible to share the delicious food and steadfast family bond that inspired Muy Bueno. Visit them at

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