The drama of Mexico's tumultuous history--the rise and fall of the Olmec and Maya civilizations, the magnificent Aztec world that greeted Cortes, the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, and the turbulent revolutionary years--is vividly reflected in the cuisine of this vast country. Mexican food is history itself, a culinary marriage of native ...Read MoreThe drama of Mexico's tumultuous history--the rise and fall of the Olmec and Maya civilizations, the magnificent Aztec world that greeted Cortes, the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, and the turbulent revolutionary years--is vividly reflected in the cuisine of this vast country. Mexican food is history itself, a culinary marriage of native Indian foods such as corn, beans, squash, chocolate and chiles with the Spanish contribution of wheat, rice and meats. The merger resulted in one of the world's most intriguing and least understood cuisines. Mexico the Beautiful Cookbook captures the fascinating culinary heritage of Mexico in one stunning volume. The recipes, prepared by Acapulco-based Susanna Palazuelos, represent a vast selection of authentic Mexican dishes, from all of the states of Mexico. Many of them are unusual regional dishes that have been passed along by word of mouth, such as garlic chicken from Veracruz, and San Luis Potosi's own version of enchiladas. The traditional favorites are here--chiles en nogada, tamales, pozole, tortilla soup--along with some contemporary surprises such as tequila mousse, cilantro soup and lobster crepes. With pine nut sauce. Other well-known Mexican cooks have also contributed their own special recipes to the book. All 250 recipes have been photographed by Ignacio Urquiza, one of Mexico's foremost food and travel photographers. He also provided the scenic photographs, which lead the reader through the regions of Mexico, revealing the markets, the countryside, the way the people live and eat in this varied and beautiful country. Marilyn Tausend's text provides an informative accompaniment to the recipes and photos, exploring Mexico's dramatic history through its food. Mexico the Beautiful Cookbook is the essential cookbook for anyone interested in Mexico and Mexican food.Read Less
Fair in good dust jacket. Pictures and recipes are still all useable, but many pages in the book have a liquid soil mark at the edge. When pulled apart a few of the pages now have small tears at the edge. Inside dust cover has soil marks. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 256 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (However the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes cannot obscure the text. Book may be a price cutter or have a remainder mark.
Good. Dust Jacket Included. Nice hardback and jacket. Moderate rubbing to jacket and boards. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: L5) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling.
Very Good. 000215949X The book has been read, but is in great condition. Pages are clean and intact and there are no notes or highlighting within the text. Minor wear on the dust jacket, cover and pages. Overall clean, tight and unmarked copy. No remainder marks, price clips or other imperfections.
Anyone who wants the authentic tastes of Mexico....This book is off the charts! The pictures and reading on the different areas of Mexico are very informative. I ordered this for myself for Christmas and have made about 20 different things already! PERFECT!!!! Everything we made turned out just like we remembered. Some of the ingredents may be hard to find, but if you have a good Mexican Grocery store close by...I'd start there. One hint....When it says lard.....USE LARD.....it makes all the difference!
I had been looking for a good Mexican cookbook and this is better than I could of hoped for !
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