Winner of BBC's "Masterchef" in 2005, and owner of the Wahaca restaurant chain, Miers presents 100 authentic, family-friendly Mexican dishes, reinventing the classics with accessible ingredients. From street snacks and wraps to hearty, spicy stews, there are step-by-step guides to everything from folding the perfect burrito to eating a taco, a guide to the world's hottest chillies, a menu planner and vibrant photography throughout. Now available in paperback.
When Thomasina Miers first arrived in Mexico aged eighteen, she fell so in love with its food that she went back to live there, opening up a cocktail bar in Mexico City and using her free time to travel the country and cook with some of Mexico's top chefs. After returning to London and winning BBC2's MasterChef in 2005, Thomasina opened the Mexican street food cantina, Wahaca, which won the Observer Food Monthly's 'best cheap eats' award, and has now opened three branches. She writes a regular recipe column in the Times and is co-editor of Soup Kitchen (2005) and the author of Cook (2006) and Wild Gourmets (2007).