Just got my paws on a copy of “The Mexico Issue” from Saveur Magazine. Amazing! The focus on regional variations of authentic down-home cooking impressed me from the start, and the recipes look great. I particularly want to try this one for squash blossom soup. The photographs are gorgeous, and the editors possess a heartening attention to detail: the magazine doesn’t just skim the surface with recipes from New York chefs or peppy odes to, say, adding chipotle to your chicken sandwich; instead they get down to the real nitty-gritty and offer recipes for pollo en escabeche oriental, classic guisado de pollo, and a hundred other dishes that would have Steve salivating. (Speaking of Steve, the issue includes a great story on Diana Kennedy.) I was also pleased to note that a significant chunk of the recipes and articles were written by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans; it was neat to read so many memories of returning home to the Mexican hearth. This magazine is a goldmine. Highly recommended.
image from Saveur.com