La Cocina Mexicana: Many Cultures, One Cuisine

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University of California Press, 2012 - Cooking - 310 pages
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"This is a beautiful and meticulously researched cookbook in which Marilyn Tausend reveals the diversity of Mexican food with simplicity and grace." -Alice Waters, author of The Art of Simple Food

"Marilyn Tausend's remarkable new cookbook La Cocina Mexicana takes us on an uncharted culinary journey through Mexico's unexpectedly delicious history. Even veteran chefs and proficient home cooks will come across new recipes--some unfamiliar, all exciting--brought to life in this treasure of a book. Marilyn's warm and thoughtful style translates effortlessly to all cooks." -Rick Bayless, chef and owner Frontera Grill and host of PBS's Mexico One Plate at a Time

"The kitchen is at the heart of Mexican life, the center of its many families, cultures, histories, and arts. Marilyn Tausend, with her rich experience over many decades of travel throughout Mexico, evokes this heart and life in every dish she names, from fruit gazpacho to fava bean salad to avocado ice cream. This is real food for real people. To read this book is to taste and feel the joys of Mexico in every named ingredient." -Betty Fussell, author of Raising Steaks: The Life & Times of American Beef and The Story of Corn

"La Cocina Mexicana is Marilyn Tausend's edible travelogue of years of fearless culinary adventures in Mexico. With every delicious recipe, there is a story of old kitchen friendships from some of Mexico's most talented cooks. What a joy [to read and cook from this] timely and needed book replete with personal insight, lively storytelling, solid knowledge, and good cooking." -Maricel E. Presilla, author of The New Taste of Chocolate
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Basics of Mexican Cooking
15
Salsas and Condiments
27
Snacks Appetizers and Quick Bites
47
Broths and Soups
75
Casual Meals for Breakfast and Supper
95
Main Dishes
131
Accompaniments and Salads
213
Desserts
241
Cooling Drinks and Hot Restoratives
267
Acknowledgments
283
Sources
285
Index
287
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About the author (2012)

Marilyn Tausend is the author of Cocina 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, and Mexican. Ricardo Muñoz Zurita is the author of the acclaimed Diccionario Enciclopédico de Gastronomía Mexicana, soon to be published in English, in addition to numerous Mexican cookbooks.

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