Ama: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen (Mexican Food Cookbooks, Tex-Mex Cooking, Mexican and Spanish Recipes) (Hardcover)
An Eating the West Award Finalist 2020
Ama finds inspiration from regional Mexican cuisine and beyond with influences from the American South, Germany, Poland, and Morocco to help you bring more diverse and delicious flavors into your kitchen.
Bring big and bold Tex-Mex flavor to the table: Tex-Mex is a delicious, irreverent cuisine that combines the deep traditions of Texan and Mexican cooking. Think meaty stews, breakfast tacos, tres leches cake, crunchy salads, slow-cooked meats, and fresh cocktails—home cooks will learn how to make them all.
• Features over 100 recipes from San Antonio native and Los Angeles chef and restauranteur Josef Centeno
• Organized into chapters by type of food—including breakfast, vegetables, main courses, desserts, and a super nacho party—so it's easy to find your go-to recipe for any occasion
• Presented in a colorful package with more than 100 food and atmospheric photos that are bright, mouthwatering, and truly inspiring.
Ama offers a collection of recipes that represents down-home cooking and grilling at its most inspiring. Fans of Taqueria, Tartine, and American Sfoglino will also enjoy the cultural delights found in this Tex-Mex cookbook.
Appetizing recipes featured in Ama include Huevos Rancheros, Carne Guisada, Ama's Guacamole, Blueberry Cobbler, and so many more.
This cookbook is a hands-on winner for anyone who loves big flavors, casual parties, and firing up the grill.
Josef Centeno is the chef-owner of the Centeno Group, which includes the award-winning restaurants Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá, and more. He is the co-author of the cookbook Bäco. Betty Hallock is a journalist, food writer, and former deputy food editor of the Los Angeles Times. She is the co-author of Bäco. Ren Fuller is a Los Angeles–based food and lifestyle photographer.
About the Author
Josef Centeno is the chef-owner of the Centeno Group, which includes the award-winning restaurants Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá, and more. He is the coauthor of the cookbook Bäco and lives in Los Angeles.
Betty Hallock is a journalist and food writer, and former deputy food editor of the Los Angeles Times. She is the coauthor of Bäco and lives in Los Angeles.
Ren Fuller is a Los Angeles–based food and lifestyle photographer.
"What happens when Tex-Mex finds a home in Southern California? In Josef Centeno's new cookbook, "Amá ", the results are sunny and delicious, from a vegan, cashew-based "queso" built on the flavors of charred onion, garlic and green chile, to a simple halved ruby red grapefruit, broiled with a topping of butter and piloncillo sugar, just like his auntie used to do." - New York Times, A Best Fall Cookbook of 2019