The Tequila Diet

Exploring Mexican Food & Drink with the World's Greatest Spirit

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Pub Date 26 May 2022 | Archive Date 02 Sep 2022

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Top Chef Alum Dave Martin brings you The Tequila Diet, an homage to the world's greatest spirit and a guide to some of the most loved classic foods of Mexico. This easy-to-follow book is a collection of recipes influenced by Dave's adolescent years growing up in Southern California combined with his adult adventures traveling throughout Mexico. His deep reverence for Tequila is apparent through his use of the spirit in his tasty cocktails and several dishes where it makes sense. You'll love learning more about tequila while you cook your way through this curated collection of Mexican favorites. Let this book be the delicious beginning of your own love affair with Mexican food and drink!

Enjoy simple Salsas & Ceviche or attempt your own Homemade Empanadas or Triple Chile Enchilada Sauce (pasilla, chipotle & guajillo). Learn how to recreate regional favorites like Mole Negro (a chocolate & chile based sauce), Birria (slow braised beef, goat or lamb) or Posole (a stew of pork, hominy & pinto beans). There are lighter takes on traditional dishes that will please even the pickiest eaters. Pan Roasted Fish Tacos, Tequila Braised Carnitas and Baked Chile Rellenos are packed full of flavor and friendlier to the waistline.

Inspired by Mexico and infused with Tequila, Dave brings the flavors of Mexican cocktails from his bar to yours with Tequila based drinks that you can replicate in your own home. Saddle up to the Cabo Cool-Aid with hibiscus soda, the Reynosa Ranch Water muddled with fresh cucumber or the Punta Mita Paloma (a new take on the original made Dave's way with a blast of grapefruit hard seltzer). Along with signature cocktails, Dave has included tequila pairings for every dish to help make this book the ultimate entertaining companion.

Easily sourced and interchangeable ingredients make this the perfect, versatile cookbook and cocktail guide for a weeknight dinner at home or a Mexican feast fit for friends and family. Several recipes in the book encourage you to use the protein, vegetable or filling of your choice based on what you're craving or what you have on hand (e.g., chicken, veggie or braised lamb enchiladas) . The recipes in this book have been lovingly tested and tasted in Dave's New York and San Diego kitchens with friends, family & clients by his side.

Within the book, you'll find recipes for cocktails that can be shaken by a budding bartender and authentic Mexican dishes that can be prepared by the home cook or aspiring chef. 'The Tequila Diet' can be your culinary & cocktail resource that brings a small piece of Mexico into your home and heart.

Top Chef Alum Dave Martin brings you The Tequila Diet, an homage to the world's greatest spirit and a guide to some of the most loved classic foods of Mexico. This easy-to-follow book is a collection...


Advance Praise

“As an OG fan of Chef Dave Martin, I was thrilled to get his new cookbook, The Tequila Diet. As I thumbed through the book, I couldn’t help but be transported to Mexico and was salivating at both the food and beverage photos from cover to cover. I highly suggest buying this cookbook! Love, Love, Love it!”

— ALEX DURANT

“As an OG fan of Chef Dave Martin, I was thrilled to get his new cookbook, The Tequila Diet. As I thumbed through the book, I couldn’t help but be transported to Mexico and was salivating at both...


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What a fun book and it will be fun to use and to make some of the wonderful recipes in this one. I loved the Tequila history and how it is incorporated in the book through recipes. I don't currently have any tequila at home but will now go and buy a bottle just so I can try out some of these recipes.

I enjoy books like this as they are a bit different from the normal cookbooks and they are a lot of fun.

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Everything looks so delicious! I already love tequila and am delighted to have discovered so many different ways of incorporate it into my diet. I'm very curious to try the syrup option for pancakes. That is so creative. The only thing that would make this book better is if I had the chef there to cook it all for me, but this is clearly the next best thing!

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. Filled with tons of recipes and all of them look delicious 😋! Pictures are really pretty also.

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Love this cook book. I’m a huge fan of tequila and this perfect. Easy to follow for all cook levels and great taste. Thank you!

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This book is a delight, and being a person whose favorite spirit is tequila and a big top chef fan, I was very interested to read this. I am excited to make the cucumber ranch water and a number of the other cocktails. It is important to understand that this book is also promoting a certain brand of tequila who I am assuming sponsored Chef Dave Martin in writing the book. I plan to buy the spirit so I can try the recipes with it. Also important to note that loosing weight while drink tequila is a result of drinking tequila INSTEAD of wine, as the example shows in the book - lower calorie, lower sugar. I am happy to take The Tequila Diet in the playful spirit it is intended and not get into the whether the health benefits of drinking tequila will work for everyone. Recipes look great, and I love the illustrations throughout the book. Looking forward to making some recipes and see how they come together. Don't expect the recipes to be light health food - they are Chef Dave's take on a number of Mexican classics, and other recipes adapted to incorporate tequila.

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In “The Tequila Diet,” “Top Chef” alum Dave Martin shares recipes for Mexican foods and cocktails that use the spirit as an ingredient. The recipes range from traditional fare to more unique takes. There were many interesting looking meals. I want to try making both the French Toast with Tequila Syrup & Salted Whipped Cream and the Chilaquiles for myself and my husband for breakfast one day! However, I found the cocktails section a bit lacking with a little over a dozen drinks. I wish there were at least 5 to 10 more cocktail recipes.

Thank you to NetGalley and BookBaby for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. My review was posted online on June 29, 2022, to Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4814292685.

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