Monday, November 12, 2007

Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook

Bobby Flay's new cookbook is actually pretty good. I don't know why I am surprised, Bobby Flay seems pretty popular and draws a lot less venom than that semi-homemade lady or that other Rachael. Which might not mean too much, but it seems like when the media leaves someone alone, they are doing something right.

When I showed the book to my husband he predicted that it probably had a lot of blue corn recipes in it and while it does, it isn't really too nouveau/fusion-y. Basically it is a collection of fancied up versions of TexMex/Southwest classics like quesadillas but with a lot of fresh ingredients, including a surprising amount of fruit (Spicy Coconut Tapioca with Mango and Blackberries, anyone?). Nothing is too hard to tackle and the directions and pictures are clear and well done. Well worth a peek.