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Mexico is the new India. This landmark book and major BBC series from Rick Stein brings his expertise and joie de vivre to the hottest food trend.

"My family’s favourite TV chef (he’s done more to teach my children to cook than I have)... [he] has a knack for pulling together the dishes that best sum up countries and regions." Diana Henry, The 20 best cookbooks to buy this autumn

OFM Food Personality of the Year 2017

Rick Stein brings his unrivalled enthusiasm and trusted expertise to the fresh, flavourful food of Mexico and California. No one better captures the food essence of a country and brings the best recipes into our kitchens like Rick.

Starting in San Francisco and Baja California, and working his way down to the southernmost tip of Mexico, Rick Stein cooks, eats and experiences Mexican food at its very best and most diverse.

Whether it's the farmers’ markets of California, full of sourdough bread, new season garlic and a profusion of citrus fruit; the prawns, snapper and tuna of the Pacific or the glorious street food and colourful markets of Mexico with their avocados, chillies, tomatillos, cheese and corn, this is a part of the world packed with natural, healthy and satisfying ingredients.

Showcasing Rick’s authentic style, with recipes like Ensenada Fish Tacos with Chilli, Deep Fried Coconut Prawns and Slow Cooked Pork Tacos, this cookbook will encourage anyone to try out the bold food of these sunshine states.

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Also by Rick Stein

Rick Stein's India
Rick Stein's Long Weekends
Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul
Fish & Shellfish
Under a Mackerel Sky
Rick Stein's Spain
My Kitchen Table: 100 Fish and Seafood Recipes
Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey
Rick Stein's Coast to Coast
Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes
Rick Stein's Seafood
Rick Stein's Guide To The Food Heroes Of Britain - 2nd Edition
Rick Stein's French Odyssey
Rick Stein Starters
Rick Stein Main Courses
Rick Stein Puddings
Rick Stein's Food Heroes: Another Helping
Rick Stein's Seafood Lovers' Guide
Rick Stein's Seafood Odyssey
Rick Stein's Taste Of The Sea


Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
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NOPI: The Cookbook
Rick Stein's India
Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook
At My Table
The $50 Weekly Shop Weekday Dinners
5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food
The Little Book Of Hygge
Eat Happy: 30-minute Feelgood Food
The Monk of Mokha
CWA Classics
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
The Cartel
What's for Dinner?
Sudden Death
My Simple Italian
My Kitchen Table: 100 Essential Curries