Win Mexican Food recipe book by Thomasina Miers

TASTE has one copy of Mexican Food by Thomasina Miers (Hodder & Stoughton, R285) to give away.

Thomasina loved Mexico so much on her first visit when she was just 18 that she returned to live there and learnt to cook with some of the country’s top chefs.

Years later, after winning MasterChef in 2005, Thomasina opened a Mexican street food cantina called Wahaca, winner of countless awards.

She’s included all the simple but necessary cooking techniques she learnt, making it easier to produce a completely authentic meal from scratch.

She’s always admired the layering of ingredients and the fact that the richness of cooked dishes is balanced by citrus juices or home-made vinegars, crunchy relishes and freshly made or roasted salsas – all of which you’ll find in the book.

She also has a delicious red and green rice recipe, a citrusy chickpea salad, and her favourite soup – tortilla and minty courgette soup.

And for fish and meat, there are some delightfully clever combinations, such as the rainbow trout baked with chilli cream, or her "addictive" sweet chipotle paste for spooning over pastas, prawns or chicken wings.

Desserts are wickedly sweet with churros, which is similar to doughnuts but long and stick-like and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

They're eaten at breakfast too, with Mexican hot chocolate. Heavenly in winter…

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