Ortega Authentic Family-Style Mexican Cooking

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Meredith Custom Publishing, 1997 - Cooking - 128 pages
Recipes include chiles rellenos, beef chimichangas, green chile quesadillas, creamy bean soup, and Mexican hot chocolate

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About the author (1997)

Victor Villase?or is a writer whose works have brought Mexican-American culture and literature to a wide audience. Born in the barrio of Carlsbad, California in 1940, Victor Villase?or was raised on a ranch four miles north in Oceanside. Since his parents were born in Mexico, Villase?or spoke only Spanish at home until he began school. After years of facing language and cultural barriers, heavy discrimination and a reading disability, later diagnosed as dyslexia. Victor dropped out of high school during his junior year in high school and moved to Mexico. There he discovered a wealth of Mexican art, literature, and music that helped him recapture and understand the dignity and richness of his heritage

Victor returned to the U.S. at the age of 20. He began to feel the old frustration and rage return as he witnessed again the disregard toward poor and uneducated people and especially toward Mexicans. Then a chance encounter with James Joyce's "Portrait Of An Artist As A Young Man" changed Victor's life. It awakened a desire to confront through literature the problems associated with his cultural heritage that continued to plague him.

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