Benito's Hat aims to deliver everything that is exciting and fresh about Mexican food to the people of Britain, banishing old perceptions of heavy, greasy Tex Mex. From the beaches of Baja and Cancun to the mountains of the Sierra Madre, Mexico has an incredible variety of vibrant flavours to offer. All of this rich culinary culture has inspired Benito's Hat's delicious burritos, tacos, soups and salads. Benito's Hat founder, Ben Fordham, and his Mexican chef Felipe Fuentes Cruz have created a cookbook show-casing their favourite dishes from the restaurant, plus many more from Felipe's collection of authentic recipes. In this fabulous cookbook, you'll find Snacks &Starters; Soups & Salads; Main Courses; Side Dishes; Salsas; Desserts; and Drinks. Mouth-watering recipes include guacamole with homemade corn tortilla chips, Benito's Hat burritos with beef birria, pico de gallo and salsa brava, tacos with sautéed prawns, garlic and paprika, refried beans with chorizo, Mexican flan and plenty of margaritas and fruit juices. Felipe Fuentes Cruz was born in Puebla, Mexico and has worked in the US, Spain and now London. While working in a Mexican restaurant in 2006, he met Ben Fordham, who had fallen in love with real Mexican food when he lived in Texas. They had the same dream of bringing great Mexican food to London and in 2008, Benito's Hat was born.