La Cocina Mexicana: Many Cultures, One Cuisine by Marilyn TausendLa Cocina Mexicana: Many Cultures, One Cuisine by Marilyn Tausend

La Cocina Mexicana: Many Cultures, One Cuisine

byMarilyn TausendPhotographerIgnacio UrquizaContribution byRicardo Muñoz Zurita

Hardcover | October 22, 2012

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After thirty years of leading culinary tours throughout Mexico, Marilyn Tausend teams up with Mexican chef and regional cooking authority Ricardo Muñoz Zurita to describe how the cultures of many profoundly different peoples combined to produce the unmistakable flavors of Mexican food. Weaving engrossing personal narrative with a broad selection of recipes, the authors show how the culinary heritage of indigenous groups, Europeans, and Africans coalesced into one of the world's most celebrated cuisines.

Cooks from a variety of cultures share recipes and stories that provide a glimpse into the preparation of both daily and festive foods. In a Maya village in Yucatán,cochinita de pibilis made with the native peccary instead of pig. In Mexico City, a savorychile poblanois wrapped in puff-pastry. On Oaxaca's coast, families of African heritage share their way of cooking the local seafood. The book includes a range of recipes, from the delectably familiar to the intriguingly unusual.

Marilyn Tausendis the author ofCocina de la Familia: More than 200 Authentic Recipes from Mexican-American Home Kitchens(winner of the IACP Julia Child Award for the Best American Cookbook of 1998),Mexico the Beautiful, Savoring Mexico, andMexican.Ricardo Muñoz Zuritais the author of the acclaimedDiccionario Enciclopédico de Gastronomí...
Title:La Cocina Mexicana: Many Cultures, One CuisineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:October 22, 2012Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520261119

ISBN - 13:9780520261112

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Table of Contents


The Basics of Mexican Cooking
Salsas y Encurtidos • Salsas and Condiments
Botanas, Entremesés y Antojitos • Snacks, Appetizers, and Quick Bites
Caldos y Sopas • Broths and Soups
Platos de Desayuno y Cena Casera • Casual Meals for Breakfast and Supper
Platos Fuertes • Main Dishes
Moles and Pipianes
Chiles Rellenos and Other Regional Specialties
Guarniciónes y Ensaladas • Accompaniments and Salads
Postres • Desserts
Bebidas • Cooling Drinks and Hot Restoratives


Editorial Reviews

"A fascinating and educational approach, told through recipes, personal relationships, anecdotes, and family culinary genealogies documented through years of travel and research."--Austin Chronicle