Ciudad de Mexico: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Mexico City

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These traditional, authentic recipes from the heart of Mexico deliciously cover every eating occasion. The food is amazing because it layers flavor upon flavor, but to get this takes effort. “Mexican food is slow food,” says the author, and these recipes certainly bear that out. Save some time by preparing basic sauces and bases (recipes for these are included) in bulk beforehand, keeping them in the fridge until ready to use throughout the week; however, you really need to plan ahead. Beans need to be soaked overnight, before cooking for several hours; meat dishes are also often slow-cooked for hours, then topped with various salsas. Even the ostensibly quick snacks often require more than an hour to prepare. If you choose to spend the time, you will be well-rewarded, and the recipes are written clearly and easy to follow, with the author taking pains to ensure you can be successful even with trickier techniques. At the very least, your appreciation of good Mexican food will skyrocket, but the author’s commentary includes family stories and experiences that transport you to his home, and the photos will entice you to dedicate however long it may take to experience it all for yourself.


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Author Edson Diaz-Fuentes
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 246 pages
Publisher Hardie Grant London
Publish Date 24-Jun-2021
ISBN 9781784883935
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Issue September 2021
Category Cooking, Food & Wine
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