Mexico: The Cookbook

Author(s): Margarita Carrillo Arronte; Fiamma Piacentini-Huff (Photographer); Anne Heining (Translator)

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Mexico: The Cookbook is the definitive bible of home-cooking from Mexico. With a culinary history dating back 9,000 years, Mexican food draws influences from Aztec and Mayan Indians and is renowned for its use of fresh aromatic ingredients, colorful presentations and bold food combinations. The book features more than 700 delicious and authentic recipes that can be easily recreated at home. From tamales, fajitas, and moles to cactus salad, blue crab soup, and melon seed juice, the recipes are a celebration of the fresh flavors and ingredients from a country whose cuisine is revered around the world. Organized by food type/style (Street Food, Starters, Drinks, Fish and Seafood, Meat and Poultry, Vegetables, Pulses and Rice, and Dessert), Mexico: The Cookbook also includes an extensive introduction to Mexican culinary history, ingredients, and techniques, while a Chef Menu section proffers inspirational recipes and menus by some of the world's most prominent Mexican chefs.


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"For those interested in learning how to make authentic Mexican cuisine, Arronte has provided the definitive guide."-Publishers WeeklyTop Ten Cookbook (Fall 2014) "All my life I have wanted to travel through Mexico to learn authentic recipes from each region and now I don't have to - Margarita has done it for me!"-Eva Longoria "Absolutely wonderful. I wish I could close my door and read it all day."-Nancy Wall Hopkins, Senior Deputy Editor-Food & Entertaining "Hasta La Vista, Tex Mex."-Better Homes and Gardens "Mexico: The Cookbook may kill your taste for supermarket salsa for good."-Elle Magazine "Mexico: The Cookbook promises to introduce even the biggest fans of tort as and tamales to something new about Mexican cuisine and aims to prove that it can be as refined as it is accessible." "Exquisitely beautiful and encyclopedic."-T Magazine Essential "Your go-to guide to Mexican home cooking."-Tasting Table "I have long been an admirer of Margarita Carrillo's work. In her new book, her warm and expert voice shines and proves to be a most delightful guide through the fascinating labyrinth of Mexican cuisine. Every cook, be it expert or beginner, will benefit and savor from this splendid Mexican cookbook with hundreds of tried and true recipes: a must for any Mexican food lover."-Pati Jinich "Margarita is the embodiment of everything that I love about Mexico and her food is delicious. A definite hero."-Thomasina Miers "A mammoth 700 page collection of Mexican recipes... A 'food bible'."-Publishers Weekly "Might just be the most comprehensive cookbook on the country's cuisine ever published."-The Sunday Times Travel, October 2014 "Definitive... Even the most learned Mexican food expert would be pushed to think of a dish not already listed. A beautiful book in both design and substance... Can't be faulted."-The Culture Trip "...With its laser-cut hot pink cover, I can only tell you the recipes beneath it are just as divine."-sfgirlbybay "The Mexican home-cooking bible (and the most beautiful book)."-DomesticSluttery

Born in Mexico, Margarita Carrillo Arronte has dedicated more than 25 years to researching, studying, teaching and cooking Mexican cuisine. From 1996 to 2006, she was the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture's chef and organized Mexican food festivals and gala dinners across North America, Europe and Asia. In 2010, she led a campaign to get Mexican cuisine recognized as a UNESCO cultural property. In addition to teaching Mexican Cuisine at Cucul Cultura Culinaria A.C. and the National University of Mexico, Carillo Arronte is also the leader of the Slow Food movement in Baja and runs the restaurants, Don Emiliano (San Jose del Cabo) and Casa Mexico (Mexico City). She lives in Mexico City.

General Fields

  • : 9780714867526
  • : Phaidon Press Limited
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : August 2014
  • : 270mm X 180mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Margarita Carrillo Arronte; Fiamma Piacentini-Huff (Photographer); Anne Heining (Translator)
  • : Hardback
  • : 1014
  • : English
  • : 704
  • : illustrations