Chronicling a journey across thirty-one states and the Distrito Federale through the country’s most picturesque landscapes, and featuring more than one hundred entertaining and informative profiles, this book captures the essence and spirit of Mexico, its culture, food history and mindbendingly diverse range of contemporary cooking styles.
From Yucatán to Baja California, from Michoacán to Tabasco, and from Nuevo León to Chiapas, Mexico: A Culinary Quest traces long-standing cultural traditions through food, introducing nuns, grandes dames, campesinos, barrio residents, creatives in the arts, architecture, music and media, businesspeople and – of course – great chefs along the way. One hundred lively profiles are accompanied by specially commissioned photographs of both people and places, focusing on the aesthetic interplay of visual and textual narratives. While food is at its heart, the lure of these pages is not just the featured personalities – their tables, their menus, their local specialities, their kitchens – but the country’s magnificent settings and landscapes.
From upmarket watering holes to local holes in the wall, Mexico: A Culinary Quest is a feast for the eyes, the senses and the intellect.