‘The Mexican Home Kitchen,’ reviewed

With the publication of her first cookbook, popular blogger Mely Martínez is now everyone’s abuelita.

‘The Mexican Home Kitchen’ cookbook, shown on a bamboo cutting board with fresh chiles, garlic, thyme and a carrot
Photo by Leslie Brenner

The more it goes, the more I cook, the more I’m interested in cookbooks that let you learn the basics of a cuisine by cooking dishes that real people cook at home. As inspiring as it is to pore over a tome by Enrique Olvera or René Redzepi or Pierre Gaignaire, there’s something about the very basic…