Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Peach
There are two Mexican cookbooks on my list, which seems sort of excessive, but whatever. I'm from California and if California food (not California "cuisine") is defined by one thing, it's Mexican food.
The "Questions and Answers from Testing" are very helpful. Also like his make-ahead suggestions and variations. His suggestions make the dishes achievable for the American cook.
I am a big fan of Rick Bayless and have been for years. I love all of his books. If you enjoy Mexican food, give this one a try.
Professor in the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition
Culinary Consultant, Route to Market LLC