Coyota in the Kitchen: A Memoir of New and Old Mexico by Anita RodríguezCoyota in the Kitchen: A Memoir of New and Old Mexico by Anita Rodríguez

Coyota in the Kitchen: A Memoir of New and Old Mexico

byAnita Rodríguez

Paperback | May 1, 2016

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This book of stories and recipes introduces two eccentric families that would never have eaten together, let alone exchanged recipes, but for the improbable marriage of the author's parents: a nuevomexicano from Taos and a painter who came from Texas to New Mexico to study art. Recalling the good and the terrible cooks in her family, Anita Rodríguez also shares the complications of navigating a safe path among contradictory cultural perspectives. She takes us from the mountain villages of New Mexico in the 1940s to sipping mint juleps on the porch of a mansion in the South, and also on a prolonged pilgrimage to Mexico and back again to New Mexico. Accompanied by Rodríguez's vibrant paintings--including scenes of people eating on fiesta nights and plastering an adobe church--Coyota in the Kitchen shows how food reflects the complicated family histories that shape our lives.

Anita Rodríguez is an award-winning painter who is also widely known as an enjarradora, or plasterer and finisher of adobe buildings. She lives in Taos, New Mexico.
Title:Coyota in the Kitchen: A Memoir of New and Old MexicoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2016Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826356729

ISBN - 13:9780826356727


Editorial Reviews

"A delicious feast of rich storytelling, fantastic myths, remarkable multicultural family sagas, and culinary dysfunction in bizarre yet beautiful kitchens across the Southwest and Mexico."
--John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War