Ciudad de Mexico: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Mexico City

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Ciudad de Mexico: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Mexico City by Edson Diaz-Fuentes.

Divided into chapters by time of day, in Ciudad de México, chef Edson Diaz-Fuentes takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, explored through the vibrant and bustling Mexico City. Inspired by the culinary highlights of his childhood, this title features traditional favorites as well as an array of cocktails.

There is a dedicated section to marinades, rubs, and salsas which provides everything you need to bring a touch of Mexican flavor to everyday dishes. Designed for the home cook, Edson’s handy substitution guides allow you to capture the essence of Mexican cooking with readily available ingredients, so it won’t matter if you’re short a tomatillo or two. Throughout the book the author’s headnotes provide background and valueable information. There are also helpful tips such as how to turn salsa roja cruda into a quick salsa roja codida or how to cure a molcajete.

A book evoking the flavor and soul of Mexican hospitality, Ciudad de México unveils the complexities of the cuisine and the rich food culture that unites this sprawling metropolis. Tied together with stunning location photography, this book is a must-have for any home cook and culinary explorer.

Our takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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145 Comments

  • Shelley.b  on  August 2, 2021

    Tamales

  • runoutofshelves  on  August 2, 2021

    Ancho rub pot chicken

  • ravensfan  on  August 2, 2021

    Arroz a la Mexicana

  • elinwoods  on  August 3, 2021

    Hibiscus tamales

  • michalow  on  August 3, 2021

    Avocado black bean refritos

  • sarahawker  on  August 3, 2021

    Crab tostadas

  • kmn4  on  August 3, 2021

    Jugo verde de nopal

  • akrupnick  on  August 3, 2021

    Pork ribs pibil

  • matag  on  August 3, 2021

    Queso fundido with rajas and chorizo

  • redcurrant  on  August 3, 2021

    Shitake mushroom sopes

  • hbakke  on  August 3, 2021

    Lentil soup with plantain and pancetta

  • mph993  on  August 3, 2021

    Huevos divorciados

  • mjes  on  August 4, 2021

    Baja-style fish tacos

  • jezairey  on  August 5, 2021

    Huevos divorciados
    sounds scrumptious!

  • Ishtar  on  August 5, 2021

    Tacos de canasta

  • renharvey  on  August 5, 2021

    Ox cheek suadero

  • roxlet  on  August 6, 2021

    Pork ribs pibil

  • hrk  on  August 6, 2021

    Hibiscus flower enchiladas

  • dhiza  on  August 6, 2021

    Pibil-style pork ribs (sounds delicious)

  • vhfvhf  on  August 6, 2021

    Hibiscus compote

  • maci234  on  August 6, 2021

    Crab tostadas

  • Leonard5854  on  August 6, 2021

    Baja-style fish tacos

  • shandrap  on  August 6, 2021

    Hibiscus tamales

  • montymonster  on  August 6, 2021

    Refried beans..one of my favourites.

  • Plumbobmummy  on  August 6, 2021

    Telera Bread

  • Georgiesmum  on  August 6, 2021

    Tamarind Chicken Wings

  • Cjennings  on  August 6, 2021

    Pambazo

  • GillB  on  August 6, 2021

    Bajarin style fish tacos

  • annettle  on  August 6, 2021

    The Huevos divorciados sound so good!

  • Hedgehog101  on  August 6, 2021

    Hibiscus cordial

  • Roosta  on  August 6, 2021

    Tamales

  • Isis1981uk  on  August 7, 2021

    Tamales

  • LaurenE  on  August 7, 2021

    Pork ribs pibil

  • bookmark77  on  August 7, 2021

    Crab tostadas

  • bopper  on  August 7, 2021

    Mojo de Ajo

  • bookmark58  on  August 7, 2021

    Pork ribs pibil

  • virjeania  on  August 7, 2021

    My husband’s favorite Sopes

  • Dendav  on  August 7, 2021

    Tamales

  • DarcyVaughn  on  August 7, 2021

    Crab tostadas

  • Shana.  on  August 7, 2021

    Classic guacamole.

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  August 7, 2021

    Seafood cocktail

  • Sand9  on  August 8, 2021

    Avocado Salsa x

  • dopiaza  on  August 8, 2021

    Tamarind chicken wings

  • maisietoo  on  August 8, 2021

    Avocado black bean refritos sounds good.

  • clairew137  on  August 8, 2021

    Avocado black bean refritos

  • agreaves19  on  August 9, 2021

    Pork ribs pibil

  • gilmonster  on  August 9, 2021

    Bajarin style fish tacos

  • ElizM  on  August 9, 2021

    classic guacamole

  • foodie16  on  August 9, 2021

    Tepache

  • GregH  on  August 10, 2021

    Queso fundido with rajas and chorizo

  • amyjay  on  August 11, 2021

    Tamales

  • Siegal  on  August 12, 2021

    Crab tosatadas

  • debbiehb  on  August 13, 2021

    Queso fresco

  • NatalyaM  on  August 13, 2021

    Chilaquiles verde with fried eggs

  • EmilyR  on  August 13, 2021

    Hibiscus tamales

  • RickPearson54  on  August 13, 2021

    pork ribs pibil

  • roseryan1972  on  August 13, 2021

    Retried beans

  • Ann123  on  August 14, 2021

    Retried beans

  • zeenie  on  August 14, 2021

    id make Tortillas

  • avonleajules  on  August 14, 2021

    Baja-style fish tacos

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  August 15, 2021

    Chilaquiles verde with fried eggs

  • Dannausc  on  August 15, 2021

    Salsa verde

  • v.t  on  August 16, 2021

    Tamarind chicken wings

  • RuthHarwood  on  August 17, 2021

    Huevos divorciados

  • KezzaDoesKez  on  August 17, 2021

    mexican corn!

  • LeMinou  on  August 17, 2021

    Tamales

  • ChicagoJen  on  August 17, 2021

    Love Tamales

  • moralla  on  August 17, 2021

    Chilaquiles verde with fried eggs

  • kitchen_chick  on  August 20, 2021

    Hibiscus tamales

  • dzm  on  August 21, 2021

    tacos de canasta

  • sarahteertzah  on  August 21, 2021

    Rice horchata

  • maria411  on  August 22, 2021

    Hibiscus tamales

  • lilmiztam22  on  August 24, 2021

    Hibiscus tamales

  • silversand  on  August 25, 2021

    Salmon en mole de frutas

  • alemily  on  August 25, 2021

    Ancho rub pot chicken

  • fbrunetti  on  August 25, 2021

    Huevos divorciados

  • Eallen3503  on  August 25, 2021

    Tamales!

  • Rose_Marie_Brintzenhofe  on  August 26, 2021

    Baja style fish tacos and tortillas

  • eildoncook  on  August 26, 2021

    Pibil-style Pork Ribs

  • luccio  on  August 26, 2021

    Pineapple and apricot chamoy

  • banba1  on  August 27, 2021

    Telera bread

  • JenjiD  on  August 28, 2021

    Pork ribs pibil

  • jenniferkirn  on  August 29, 2021

    Tamales

  • ceejayen  on  August 29, 2021

    Black beans with avocado leaves

  • Dzondzi  on  August 29, 2021

    I just gotta try those Pibil-style Pork Ribs!

  • MaggieMaggieMae  on  August 30, 2021

    Crab tostadas

  • teamkies  on  August 31, 2021

    Ox tongue tacos

  • Breeze81  on  August 31, 2021

    Lentil soup with plantain and pancetta

  • Sfgordon  on  September 1, 2021

    sikil pak!

  • HArlow  on  September 2, 2021

    Telera bread

  • cdagen  on  September 3, 2021

    Tamarind chicken wings

  • TammyDee  on  September 3, 2021

    I’d try the pinto beans first. We eat them a lot here in Kentucky, but I’d love to try a new take on them.

  • maggz19671  on  September 4, 2021

    Crabtostadas

  • michelle666  on  September 5, 2021

    Pork ribs pibil

  • rubytue  on  September 11, 2021

    I want to try Crab tostadas

  • pdthorpe  on  September 12, 2021

    Pibil style pork ribs

  • sayeater  on  September 16, 2021

    You all are so smart having us look through those recipe indexes! Phew, I need this cookbook. The Habanero and pumpkin seed salsa macha stands out for me as a unique sauce I’d love to taste. There’s also an abundance of hibiscus recipes in here and I just happen to have a large bag of dried hibiscus so….

  • stulled  on  September 16, 2021

    Queso fresco

  • liasim  on  September 16, 2021

    salsa verde

  • Kerreydp  on  September 17, 2021

    I’d make the Black beans with avocado leaves to get some use from my lazy non productive avocado tree🤣

  • slambo70  on  September 17, 2021

    Baja-style fish tacos

  • Donna8765  on  September 17, 2021

    Spicy chocolate de agua sounds amazing!

  • acarson  on  September 17, 2021

    Baja style fish tacos

  • fionahw  on  September 17, 2021

    Salsa verde

  • jungliemonkey  on  September 18, 2021

    Huevos divorciados

  • Karla123  on  September 20, 2021

    Heirloom tomato salad with cacao and agave dressing…sounds lovely!

  • SplashyWatermelon  on  September 20, 2021

    Would love to try the hibiscus compote – unlike anything I’ve made before and would be extremely interesting!

  • Dhasenkampf  on  September 21, 2021

    pork ribs pibil

  • dbranigan27  on  September 21, 2021

    I might try the Hibiscus flower enchiladas.

  • Carolyn99  on  September 22, 2021

    Smoky cauliflower with pipián blanco Looks incredible

  • sheridarby  on  September 22, 2021

    Lentil soup with plantain and pancetta

  • artthecat  on  September 22, 2021

    Machaca scrambled egg burrita

  • joke7  on  September 23, 2021

    Scallops aguachile verde tostadas

  • mumliz  on  September 23, 2021

    Chilaquiles verde with fried eggs

  • ClaireHamilton  on  September 23, 2021

    Lentil soup with plantain and pancetta

  • emsmiff0  on  September 24, 2021

    Ox cheek suadero

  • DimensionAEB  on  September 24, 2021

    Lentil soup with plantain and pancetta

  • PatBarrett  on  September 24, 2021

    Baja-style fish tacos

  • portkey  on  September 25, 2021

    Classic guacamole

  • angiemac18  on  September 25, 2021

    crab tostadas

  • Twiddle  on  September 25, 2021

    Tacos de canasta

  • PeavineBlues  on  September 28, 2021

    Chilaquiles

  • MeerkatSilverleaf  on  September 29, 2021

    Cebolla Morada

  • jd5761  on  September 29, 2021

    Hibiscus Tamales for me

  • Janetr1970  on  October 1, 2021

    Totopos

  • jverdon  on  October 1, 2021

    Huevos Rancheros

  • lauriesk  on  October 2, 2021

    Chilaquiles verde with fried eggs

  • curafresh  on  October 2, 2021

    fish tacos

  • Shelmar  on  October 3, 2021

    Hibiscus tamales

  • DIANEMJACKSON5  on  October 6, 2021

    pork ribs pibil

  • Bohrnsen  on  October 8, 2021

    Queso Please!

  • dtremit  on  October 8, 2021

    Probably a brunch dish like huevos divorciados!

  • Jennifer7  on  October 9, 2021

    tamales

  • t.t  on  October 9, 2021

    Habanero and pumpkin seed chunky dip (Sikil pak)

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  October 10, 2021

    Smoky Cauliflower with Pipian Blanco

  • orchidlady01  on  October 12, 2021

    Machaca scrambled egg burrita

  • pluckypuddin  on  October 12, 2021

    The Pibil-style pork ribs sound really good. I would definitely give them a go.

  • andyszym  on  October 12, 2021

    Avocado salsa

  • Smallbrownhound  on  October 13, 2021

    Ox Cheek Sunderland sounds fab.

  • Smallbrownhound  on  October 13, 2021

    Sunderland??! Obvs Ox Cheek Suadero – Sunderland ox cheeks could possibly be interesting…

  • bill_the_cat  on  October 16, 2021

    tamales

  • tarae1204  on  October 19, 2021

    French toast with agave, cacao nibs and bacon

  • Brenda515  on  October 20, 2021

    Quest Fundido

  • ksandweg  on  October 23, 2021

    Looking forward to reading this gorgeous book and expanding the family’s taste b!

  • Oliich  on  October 24, 2021

    Pibil pork ribs

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