Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off {event announcement}

Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off (large)
I am so excited to announce that it's time for another Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off!  I've been so very fortunate in the past to work with generous publishers, talented authors, and amazing bloggers.  And so you know - this time around is no different!

I also love that the cookbook we will be featuring in this Spotlight is written by a wonderfully warm and generous trio of ladies who are also bloggers.  Yvette, Veronica, and Vangie are the mother-daughter(s) team behind the blog Muy Bueno Cookbook.  You may have heard of them.  Their blog celebrates their Mexican heritage with recipes passed down through the generations.  But they also put modern twists and surprises into their food and cooking to introduce new traditions into their family.  I was so excited when I laid hands on their beautiful new cookbook.  Why?  Well, one - because I hold Mexican food and culture very near and dear to my own heart (if you know me, you know why).  And, two - because the book is every bit as delicious and inviting as their blog is.  I should also mention their photographer, Jeanine Thurston, since you can't turn a page in the book without seeing a photo that makes you absolutely yearn for some good Mexican food.

Starting on September 16th and spanning a period of three weeks, 15 other bloggers will be joining me in pouring over and cooking from the Muy Bueno Cookbook.  This would not be possible without the generosity of their publisher, Hippocrene, who has provided all of the participants with a copy of this book (and they're also giving us some books to give to you - so watch for that).

I hope you're as excited as we are to get a glimpse into the Muy Bueno Cookbook!  Please check back here throughout the Spotlight (you can always find your way back here by clicking on the badge in my sidebar) to find links to the recipes we've made and shared on our blogs...for individual cookbook reviews...and for you chance to win your very own copy of this book.

Bloggers participating in the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off are:
Heather - girlichef  
Gerry - Foodness Gracious  
Jenn - Rook no.17 
Michelle - Delectable Musings 
Karen - Savoury Table  
Michelle - Ms. enPlace 
VianneySweet Life  

week one: Mushroom, Jalapeño, & Cilantro Salsa and/or Capirotada
(September 16 - September 22)


week two: Blogger's Choice
(September 23-September 29)
Juanita's Cocina - Tacos de Carne Deshebrada (Beef Brisket Tacos)
Foodness Gracious - Chilaquiles Rojas
Savoury Table - Brisket Tacos w/ Homemade Flour Tortillas + Sopaipillas
The View from Great Island - Beef Brisket Tacos + Stuffed Bell Peppers w/ Picadillo
Ms. enPlace - Beef Tongue w/ Tomato (Lengua Entomatada) + Jalapeños w/ Soy Sauce (Jalapeños Toredos)
Javelin Warrior's Cookin w/ Luv - Roasted Green Chiles w/ Buttermilk & Cheese
Miz Helen's Country Cottage - Green Chili w/ Beef & Potatoes + Jesusita's House Salsa (Salsa Casera)
Cooking for my Peace of Mind - Prickly Pear Margaritas + Lengua Entomatada
Cooking... On the Ranch - Macaroni and Cheese ala Mexicana
Kahakai Kitchen - Bruschetta topped w/ Apricot, Melted Brie, & Pomegranate Seeds
Wives with Knives - Coconut Flan
Delectable Musings - Beef Tongue w/ Tomatoes
girlichef - Tacos de Chicharrón y Salsa Casera
Stirring the Pot - Stuffed Bell Peppers w/ Ground Beef & Potatoes + Mexican Chorizo & Cheese
Sweet Life - Chicken Tinga
Rook no.17 - Scallop, Cucumber & Avocado Cocktail (Coctel de Vieras) + Warm Pear Cider

week three: Cookbook Review
(September 30 - October 6)

So what do you say?  Are you ready to join us in exploring some delicious food and a wonderful new cookbook that you'll want to add to your very own bookshelf?  Please check back weekly as I will add links to those categories above.  You can also follow along our journey on the Pinterest board we've devoted to the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight or find updates via the twitter hashtag #MuyBuenoCookbook.  We hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

*The Muy Bueno Cookbook goes on sale October 1st. Pre-order your copy now (or stick around...we will be giving lots of copies away!)*

*This post is part of the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off sponsored by Hippocrene and hosted at girlichef*