The Poor Gringo Guide to Mexican Cooking

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Great West Publishing, 2009 - Cooking - 274 pages
Meet Miles Standish Pickerel: bamboozler, American ne'er-do-well, and poor gringo extraordinaire. Newly divorced, culinarily clueless, and living in Mexico with his faithful canine companion, Ladrn, he shamelessly prepares traditional Mexican cuisine from low-cost (or no-cost) ingredients. If Miles Pickerel can't raise it, trap it, steal it, borrow it, pick it, or run it over, he doesn't put it in his pot. Neighborhood strays and local farmers beware. His recipes redefine the meaning of eating cheap in Mexico. They include: Suicide Hen, Stingray Stew, Aztec Soup, Fired Tequila Goat, Cortez-on-Foot Burritos, Run-over Rooster, Shrimp Head Omelet, Unholy Mole, Soused Marlin, Cabbage Cakes, and Hibiscus Cooler.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments Agradecimientos
8
How Pickerel Turned Culinary Como Fué
16
Preferred Brands Marcas Preferidas
28
Tortillas Tortillas
45
Leftover Tortillas Tattered Tortillas and Stale Tortillas
53
Sauces Salsas
71
Chili Peppers Chiles
85
Eggs Huevos
97
Poultry Aves
139
Fish and More Pescado y Más
151
Farm Field and Front Porch Granja Campo y Porche
171
Soups and Broths Sopas y Caldos
193
DeepFried Fritangas
207
Lime Recipes Recetas con Limón
217
Desserts Postres
223
Beverages Bebidas Refrescantes
235

Potatoes Papas
109
Rice Arroz
117
From the Garden Del Jardín
125
Appendix Apéndice
247
Index Indice
257
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About the author (2009)

Miles Standish Pickerel lived with his mother until he was thirty-six. After brief engagements as an adulterous husband, a neglectful father, and a larcenous employee, he unsuccessfully impersonated a cardiologist, a cattle rustler, and a visiting dignitary from Guyana. Currently he is at work on the century's first compendium of Mexican mechanics. He lives anonymously in an unnamed city south of the twenty-fifth parallel.

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