Tequila: The Spirit of Mexico

by Enrique F. Martinez Limon, Enrique Martinez Limon
Photographed by Michael Calderwood

Abbeville Publishing Group | February 9, 2000 | Hardcover

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Long considered a lowbrow liquor, tequila today is becoming one of the most popular beverages, and its wide appeal is decidedly upscale. An entire tequila culture has developed, not only throughout Mexico but in sophisticated restaurants and bars worldwide, from New York to Los Angeles, London to Tokyo.

Despite this trend, little has been published about tequila and its origins, varieties, and method of production -- until now. In this delightfully visual book author Enrique Martinez Limon takes the reader on a fascinating anecdotal journey through the history of tequila, complete with information about how it is grown and produced, and descriptions of its legends, heroes, songs, and artistic manifestations. The lively text is enhanced by Michael Calderwood''s beautiful photography and the specially commissioned artwork.

The final chapters provide recipes for tequila-based cocktails and for dishes using tequila, as well as professional ratings of more than a hundred brands.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 182 Pages, 9.45 × 11.42 × 0.79 in

Published: February 9, 2000

Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789206218

ISBN - 13: 9780789206213

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Tequila: The Spirit of Mexico

Tequila: The Spirit of Mexico

by Enrique F. Martinez Limon, Enrique Martinez Limon
Photographed by Michael Calderwood

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 182 Pages, 9.45 × 11.42 × 0.79 in

Published: February 9, 2000

Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789206218

ISBN - 13: 9780789206213

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Long considered a lowbrow liquor, tequila today is becoming one of the most popular beverages, and its wide appeal is decidedly upscale. An entire tequila culture has developed, not only throughout Mexico but in sophisticated restaurants and bars worldwide, from New York to Los Angeles, London to Tokyo.

Despite this trend, little has been published about tequila and its origins, varieties, and method of production -- until now. In this delightfully visual book author Enrique Martinez Limon takes the reader on a fascinating anecdotal journey through the history of tequila, complete with information about how it is grown and produced, and descriptions of its legends, heroes, songs, and artistic manifestations. The lively text is enhanced by Michael Calderwood''s beautiful photography and the specially commissioned artwork.

The final chapters provide recipes for tequila-based cocktails and for dishes using tequila, as well as professional ratings of more than a hundred brands.

From Our Editors

Although you may associate tequila with drunken nights and hangovers, it is actually becoming a trendy drink. In fact, it is available in fine bars all over the world. In Tequila: The Spirit of Mexico, Enrique F. Martinez Limon takes readers through the history of this liquor and the production of tequila. The volume contains professional ratings for more than 100 different brands of tequila. It also includes a series of recipes for cocktails and even dishes that use tequila as an ingredient.

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