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Rick Bayless, the award-winning chef and ultimate authority on Mexican cuisine, shares 35 essential recipes and 40 instructional videos that make it easy to cook authentic Mexican food at home. For a limited time only, you can download Rick Bayless Mexican Essentials for just $2.99—nearly half off the regular price of $4.99.

This app includes
•35 essential Mexican recipes that Rick considers the foundation of his cooking
•40 instructional videos that reveal ingenious tricks and techniques
•35 beautiful, mouthwatering pictures of the recipes
•A list of 32 key ingredients, all with identification photos and advice on how to buy, use, and store them
•Rick's original audio recordings explaining more about each key ingredient
•A shopping list aggregator to help you keep track of multiple ingredient lists at once
•Social media sharing buttons
•Search tools, so you can sort by names, terms, slang, recipes, or region
•A toggle button to switch between U.S. and Metric measurements

Mexican Essentials makes it easy to cook Rick Bayless’s core Mexican food. Plan and shop for meals on the go, so you can devise a delicious menu at any time. And once you’re in your kitchen, Bayless guides you through every step, illustrating clever techniques with more than two hours of video instruction (including the easiest chile-roasting strategy ever) and providing detailed information on lesser-known Mexican ingredients (ever wonder what, exactly, epazote is? Here you go.).

Whether you’re making Potato-Chorizo Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa for the family, a bowl of Classic Guacamole to share with friends over margaritas, or Tomato-Braised Whole Fish to wow the crowd at your next dinner party, Rick Bayless Mexican Essentials has the recipe for you—and the expert instruction to guarantee your dish will be a smashing success.

Classic Guacamole
Melty Cheese with Roasted Chiles
Classic Ceviche
Tortilla Soup
Potato-Chorizo Tacos with Tomatilla Salsa
Smoky Pork Tinga for Tacos
Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos with Chipotle Salsa
Mexican Fried Beans
Corn Tortillas
Classic Vanilla Flan

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

24 Ratings

24 Ratings



I have several Chronicle Books apps and this one is another good, quality app!! Every recipe comes with an embedded video of Chef preparing the recipe and some have mini videos accompanying certain preparation steps for extra help! A great added touch is the pictured ingredients section -- the explanation of the ingredient and a list of the recipes using the ingredient offers a quick way hop to the full recipe (tap on the recipe's name). I also like the one-touch add to shopping list feature.

This app is off to a very good start -- adding more recipes as well as the option to purchase recipe packs in-app will make this a 5-Stars app -- overall, job well done Chronicle Books!

Have phone, will cook


I just got this but already the video on how to chop cilantro alone will be worth the cost. Those silly stems! Bayless has this genius way to separate them out quickly and just have a pretty pile of cilantro leaves.

I'll definitely be turning to this again and again. It's so hard to find authentic Mexican recipes and the videos make it very easy to execute the dishes. Love the pictures of the ingredients too! No more grabbing the wrong thing at the market!

So great!


Love, love, love everything Rick Bayless does and this app is exactly what I wanted. These are great go-to core recipes and I love how the videos remind me about stuff I may not remember how to do (like roasting chiles). The ingredients section is great, too! So much info in there and the audio clips are like a mini show. I'm going to be making his tamales this weekend.


Chronicle Books
411.7 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © 2012 Chronicle Books. Text copyright © 2012 by Rick Bayless.


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