September 27, 2023

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by Dianna Ranere

Win COCO: The Official Cookbook!

Coco: The Official Cookbook

By Gino Garcia

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos with over 50 recipes inspired by the Land of the Dead! Filled with sweet treats, appetizers, main courses, and delicious drinks, this cookbook includes dozens of authentic Mexican dishes and all of the meals that the Riveras offer to their loved ones on the other side!

Coco: The Official Cookbook features step-by-step instructions and full-color images so cocineros of any age or skill level can learn to prepare traditional Mexican treats, such as churros and tamales, for serving to family and friends at the table or placing on the ofrenda for those who have crossed to the other side.

Recipes include:

  • Champurrado
  • Garden Salad with Creamy Pepita Dressing
  • Elote Callejero
  • Papaya with Coconut and Chile
  • Grilled Steak Tacos with Chorizo Pinto Beans
  • Pan de Muerto
  • Barbacoa de Pollo
  • Concha
  • And so many more!

This cookbook is not only an amazing must-have for fans of the movie CoCo but for anyone who wants to learn how to make traditional Mexican fare. The introduction written by Chef Gino Garcia talks about the movie and the impact that it had not only on him but his culture and how through his recipes, we can relive our favorite parts of the movie but also inspire us to create our own food memories within our families.

I love that they include an ingredient guide because, for me, a lot of these recipes call for items that I am not familiar with so this is very helpful. Like the other cookbooks from Insight Editions, there’s also a Dietary guide in the back of the book for people who have restrictions which is a greatly appreciated addition.

The book is also beautiful to just look through with colorful pictures from the film and gorgeous photos of the food. It really makes you want to make all the recipes!

Pre-order CoCo: The Official Cookbook now and have it home on July 11th, 2023, and/or scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to WIN A COPY FOR YOURSELF.

About the Author:

Gino Garcia is a Latinx chef, educator, recipe developer, and writer based in the Land of the Living – specifically in Seattle, Washington. His work focuses mostly on the regional cuisines and cultures of Mexico, where his familial roots are. He earned a Culinary Degree from Seattle Central Culinary Academy and has worked in nearly every type of kitchen in the food industry, but his true love is in the exploration and understanding of Latin American Foodways. Gino has hosted pop-ups and guest chef events, and his culinary creations have been featured in the Seattle TimesMexico In My PocketChicano Eats, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior to entering the food scene, he worked in the public health sector on issues such as improving nutrition and food access in immigrant and BIPOC communities. Though he has watched Coco countless times, Gino cries every single time without fail and continues to fall deeper in love with this magical film. You can follow Gino on Instagram @MextizoPNW.


About Insight Editions:

Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a bestselling publisher of books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its licensed publishing program, Insight Editions strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. Insight Editions’ award-winning art and photography titles celebrate the artistry and history of a wide range of subjects, from rock history to nature conservation. Insight Editions’ New York Times bestsellers include Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams, Henry Winkler’s I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River, and Radhanath Swami’s The Journey Home. Recent national bestsellers include Friends: The Official Cookbook, Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, and The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook.  For more information, visit