Author(s): Ben Fordham
Mexican food is more popular than ever. Ben Fordham and Felipe Fuentes Cruz aim to deliver everything that is exciting and fresh about Mexican food to the people of Britain with their restaurant, Benito's Hat. 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. Ben Fordham and Mexican chef Felipe have created a cookbook offering their favourite dishes from their restaurants, plus many more from Felipe's collection of authentic recipes. You'll find Starters; Soups & Salads; Main Dishes; Side Dishes; Salsas; Desserts; and Drinks. Mouth-watering recipes include guacamole with homemade corn tortilla chips, burritos with beef birria, pico de gallo and salsa brava, tacos with prawns and paprika, refried beans with chorizo, Mexican flan, ice cold margaritas and refreshing non-alcoholic juices.
Felipe Fuentes Cruz was born in Puebla, Mexico and has worked in the US, Spain and now London. While working in a Mexican restaurant in 2006, he met Ben Fordham, who had fallen in love with real Mexican food when he lived in Texas. They had the same dream of bringing great Mexican food to London and in 2008, Benito's Hat was born.