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Mexico: A Culinary Quest

Hossein Amirsadeghi, Ana Paula Gerard


A culinary odyssey through Mexico's food traditions and the epicurean tastes of its people

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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.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 32.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 600 pp

Publication date: 14 September 2017

ISBN: 9780500970829

About the Author

Hossein Amirsadeghi is a writer, publisher, editor and documentary film maker, and the driving force behind many books, including Sanctuary, Art Studio America, Nordic Contemporary and Contemporary Art Mexico.

Ana Paul Gerard is the co-founder of Ayúdate, a Mexican non-profit microcredit organization.

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