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The Best of Mexico: A Cookbook
Published: October 1, 1992
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This wonderful series is the easiest way to sample some of the world's finest cuisines from the comfort of your own kitchen. Small in size, yet large in recipe selection, each volume offers a delicious range of dishes--from the
simple to the imaginative.
Among the world's great cuisines, the foods of Mexico stand out in their diversity and creativity. Rooted in its history of great and ancient Indian civilizations, inspired by the Spanish
Conquistadores of the sixteenth century, and influenced by European tastes in the later revolutionary years, it is indeed a dynamic cuisine -- adaptable but remarkably complete even in its melding of different cultures.
In The Best of Mexico, food
editor Evie Righter has chosen the finest examples of culinary creativity from this intriguing and vibrant country. From the chiles, chocolate, nuts, and tomatoes puréed into exquisite sauces, to the corn, beans, avocados, and seafood combined into
flavorful dishes, she presents the Mexican cook's ingredients and techniques in a clear and accessible style that will enlighten and inspire.
Here are the favorite drinks, salsas, and tacos; festive dishes including enchiladas, tamales, and
pozoles; elegant entréeslike Mole Poblano de Guajolote and Pescado a la Veracruzana, and well-loved desserts like Flan and Buand#241;uelos.
Color photographs throughout feature the dishes themselves as well as the bountiful waters and lively
marketplaces so representative of Mexico. An essential guide to this distinctive cuisine, The Best of Mexico helps turn an ordinary meal into a fiesta.
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