This is one of the first books we've reviewed that had so much flavor that we had a hard time describing the dishes. We usually have the opposite problem and want MORE from a recipe.
Every single component in Mi Cocina was amped up to 11, but when every part wants to be the lead singer you get dishes without harmony.
The personality in the writing for this book is it's greatest strength, and I can tell that Rick put a lot of heart into making it. For putting his heat out on his sleeve I applaud him.
Admittedly I will likely be revisiting the pozole verde, and some of the tortilla recipes, like the pan arabes. For the most part I think this book will become a point of reference from here on out.