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MEXICAN ROOTS: A Culinary Journey Through Time

Perez, Chonette & Taylor, Anna Xochitl

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ISBN 10: 0954363108 / ISBN 13: 9780954363109
Editorial: Quetzal Mexican Arts & Crafts, 2002
Usado Condición: Fine Paperback
Librería: Occultique (Northampton, Reino Unido)

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Discover the delights of real Mexican cooking. Quetzal Mexican Arts & Crafts 2002. illus 224pp pb signed on title page by Chonette, fine. N° de ref. de la librería 006646

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Título: MEXICAN ROOTS: A Culinary Journey Through ...

Editorial: Quetzal Mexican Arts & Crafts

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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Mexican Roots is a unique combination of history, horticulture, travel, and practical cookery. All recipes created with ingredients available in the UK. Vegetarian and gluten-free recipes

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Mexican Roots: A Culinary Journey Through Time
A Book by Chonette Perez & Anna Xochitl Taylor
Brief Synopsis
If there were anything in modern Mexico the Aztecs would recognise, food would certainly be one of them. Maize, particularly in the form of tortillas, tamales and beverages like atole, is consumed by all sectors of Mexican society today, just as it was in Aztec times. Mexican Roots: A Culinary Journey Through Time is a personal collection of recipes for producing traditional, authentic Mexican food. A unique blend of practical cookery, history, horticulture and travel, the book explores the history of products that have revolutionised world cuisine: maize, chillies, runner beans, pumpkins, tomatoes, avocados, maguey, cocoa, vanilla, pineapples, cotton and sunflowers among them. Together, these plants constitute Mexico’s great gift to humanity, though their place of origin is rarely acknowledged.
When Europeans first set eyes on the mighty Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, they were astounded at the enormous variety of products on sale, most of which were completely unknown to them. At this time the inhabitants of Ancient Mexico were the greatest plant cultivators in the world. Far more valuable than the gold so readily sought by the Spanish conquistadors, were the plants and animals they took back to Europe with them. By dedicating each chapter to the history and cultural significance of one plant, Mexican Roots is an attempt to raise awareness of this contribution and to give credit where it is due.

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Mexican Roots is a book with wide ranging appeal, for it covers a host of genres, including cookery, history, horticulture and travel.
The book will interest creative cooks who love history and want more than just recipes. Although the market for cookery books in the United Kingdom is huge, Mexico is not well represented and most books about Mexican food are written for the American market: Mexican Roots has been created for the British market, and the recipes included use ingredients widely available in the United Kingdom. While most books focus on party or occasion food, Mexican Roots gives practical tips and techniques for everyday home cooking.
This is the first book about Mexican food to trace the history of products of Mexican origin back to pre-Columbian times. Although much has been written about chocolate and its history, little has focused on other products. Many, particularly maize, tomatoes, pumpkins, green beans and vanilla, have become such an integral part of our lives that we rarely associate them with Mexico. In fact, most of us are unaware that they did not exist in Europe before the sixteenth century.

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