10 Delicious Burrito-Sized Books to Eat (or Read) on National Burrito Day

Posted on April 5, 2024

by Franco V

Attention, burrito aficionados and culinary adventurers alike! As National Burrito Day approaches, what better way to honor this beloved culinary delight than by exploring the tantalizing world of burrito cookbooks? Whether you’re a seasoned chef seeking new inspiration or a novice cook eager to embark on a flavorful journey, our library’s curated collection of burrito cookbooks is sure to satisfy your cravings and ignite your culinary creativity.

From classic Mexican-style burritos bursting with savory fillings to innovative fusion creations that push the boundaries of flavor, our diverse selection of cookbooks offers something for every palate and preference. Delve into the pages of these gastronomic treasures, discovering mouthwatering recipes, expert tips, and fascinating insights into the art of burrito-making.

Book Jacket: Sam the Cooking Guy

sam the cooking guy by Sam Zien

"With another cookbook to thrill his 3 million subscribers, YouTube star Sam Zien celebrates the best way to eat food. What makes something a burger? The bun. What makes it a sandwich? The bread. What makes it a taco? Well, you get it. It seems that every civilization on Earth has figured out that the best way to eat food is to put it on some kind of dough. Best-selling author, restaurateur, and online star Sam the Cooking Guy has made millions of mouths water with his sinfully decadent recipes for cheesy, toasty, warm, dripping-with-good-stuff sandwiches and wraps. This book features 100 unapologetically carb-laden recipes that promise to satisfy. Although each recipe will be illustrated with Sam's outstanding photography, the names alone are enough to entice. Dishes include Korean Short Rib Tacos, Pastrami Breakfast Burritos, Chorizo & Guacamole Tortas, Lamb & Feta Burgers, and sandwich-friendly sides such as Buffalo Tots, Homemade Potato Chips, and Cheesesteak Fries"-- Provided by publisher.

Book Jacket: The Great American Recipe Cookbook

the great american recipe cookbook

"In this companion cookbook, you'll bring home more than 100 new recipes: Meals that made their big moments memorable. Family treasures handed down through generations. Iconic regional foods and twists on everyday classics. Even weeknight standby recipes for quick, family-friendly dinners (including plenty of options for your pressure cooker). This is the best of American home cooking, in all of its incredible diversity--from the East Coast to the islands of Hawaii, from indigenous to immigrant families. You'll get to know more about your favorite contestants while learning how to make the standout recipes featured on the series." -- Provided by the publisher.

Book Jacket: Plantpure Comfort Food

plantpure comfort food by Kim Campbell

"In PlantPure Comfort Food, Kim Campbell-Director of Culinary Education and Development at PlantPure and daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the "science father" of the modern plant-based nutrition movement-offers comfort food recipes to satisfy a wide range of palates, making a healthy, plant-based lifestyle more accessible than ever"-- Provided by publisher.

Book Jacket: Treasures of the Mexican Table

treasures of the mexican table by Pati Jinich

"The "buoyant and brainy Mexican cooking authority" (New York Times) and star of the three-time James Beard Award-winning PBS series Pati's Mexican Table brings together more than 150 iconic dishes that define the country's cuisine".

Book Jacket: Bad Manners

bad manners

Food so good we swear by it! We know you want to give a damn about what you eat, but it all just seems too difficult or expensive. Well, we're not buying that and you shouldn't either. We're not going to lecture you or complicate sh*t. We're just here to help you eat your f*cking vegetables.

Book Jacket: Trejo's Tacos

trejo's tacos by Danny Trejo

The legendary actor and L.A. restaurateur shares his favorite--and badass--recipes for bold, fun and versatile Mexican dishes along with stories about his lifelong love of food, in this cookbook that is symbolic of L.A.'s vibrant Latino culture.

Book Jacket: Tex-Mex From Scratch

tex-mex from scratch by Jonas Cramby

The tastes of Tex-Mex cooking are well-known and much loved. Despite that, most people don't know how simple and tasty it is to prepare the food yourself, from scratch. It is from the US border states, rather than directly from Mexico, that we get our inspiration for this book. Such as from Texas - with its robust Tex-Mex food inspired by both their southern neighbour and by cowboy culture with its beans, cheesy enchiladas and smoky BBQ. Or New Mexico - with its smoky, luxurious and more authentic Mexican cuisine, and California - with its well-prepared Mex food, so-called fresh Mex. Often made with fish and shellfish, and always without using any semi-manufactured products. Learn the basics of Tex-Mex cooking: how to make your own tortillas, deep fry your own nacho chips, knock together the perfect guacamole, make the hottest chilli sauce, make your own BBQ smoker and so on. Then there are separate chapters on: side dishes; tacos, enchiladas and burritos; salads and soups; BBQ; sandwiches and hamburgers; desserts; drinks.

Book Jacket: Real Mexican Food

real mexican food by Felipe Furentes Cruz

Benito's Hat aims to deliver everything that is exciting and fresh about Mexican food to the people of Britain, banishing old perceptions of heavy, greasy Tex Mex. From the beaches of Baja and Cancun to the mountains of the Sierra Madre, Mexico has an incredible variety of vibrant flavours to offer. All of this rich culinary culture has inspired Benito's Hat's delicious burritos, tacos, soups and salads. Benito's Hat founder, Ben Fordham, and his Mexican chef Felipe Fuentes Cruz have created a cookbook show-casing their favourite dishes from the restaurant, plus many more from Felipe's collection of authentic recipes. In this fabulous cookbook, you'll find Snacks &Starters; Soups & Salads; Main Courses; Side Dishes; Salsas; Desserts; and Drinks. Mouth-watering recipes include guacamole with homemade corn tortilla chips, Benito's Hat burritos with beef birria, pico de gallo and salsa brava, tacos with sautéed prawns, garlic and paprika, refried beans with chorizo, Mexican flan and plenty of margaritas and fruit juices.

Book Jacket: Authentic Mexican Cooking

authentic mexican cooking by Scott Myers

Everyone enjoys the flavorful and piquant foods and refreshing drinks of Mexico and Authentic Mexican Cooking shows you that these tasty traditional dishes from south of the border are very easy to make. With beautiful photographs and fun, colorful illustrations, this extensive cookbook shows you how to make all of the popular Mexican meals as well as some you might not have tried before. From vinaigrettes, soups, salads, and appetizers, to meat and seafood fare, sweet desserts, and fun cocktails, you'll be having a fiesta in the kitchen while making these. Along with valuable tips about typical ingredients, you'll find great recipes for: -Vegetarian frijoles -Tortilla soup -Chocolate-chili sauce -Pork medallions with salsa -Mushroom-filled burritos -Quail in rose petal sauce -Halibut ceviche with olives -Shrimp in tequila sauce -Mint, watermelon, and hibiscus cocktails -And much more! With Authentic Mexican Cooking you'll be enjoying the sun and the fiery spirit of the country of the chili peppers, tequilas, and rich chocolate, until you are ready for your siesta.

Book Jacket: Planet Taco

planet taco by Jeffrey M. Pilcher

"In Planet Taco, Jeffrey Pilcher traces the historical origins and evolution of Mexico's national cuisine, explores its incarnation as a Mexican American fast-food, shows how surfers became global pioneers of Mexican food, and how Corona beer conquered the world. Pilcher is particularly enlightening on what the history of Mexican food reveals about the uneasy relationship between globalization and authenticity."--From the dust-jacket flaps.

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