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Mexicocina

The Spirit and Style of the Mexican Kitchen

Photographs by Melba Levick,Text by Elizabeth E. McNair

9-5/8 x 10 in; 176 pp;
250 color photographs
Paperback
September 2006
ISBN 9780811845281
ISBN10 0811845281

SKU# 9780811845281

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In the tradition of Chronicle Book's best-selling Mexicolor and Mexicasa, Mexicocina showcases over forty kitchens throughout Mexico. Melba Levick's stunning photographs and Betsy McNair's informative text and exciting recipes reveal the ble...
Mexicocina


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Mexicocina

In the tradition of Chronicle Book's best-selling Mexicolor and Mexicasa, Mexicocina showcases over forty kitchens throughout Mexico. Melba Levick's stunning photographs and Betsy McNair's informative text and exciting recipes reveal the blend of native tradition, Old World ornamentation, and contemporary innovation that is the Mexican kitchen.

Mexicocina takes you behind the doors of private homes, museums, resorts, and cooking schools for an insider's tour of the kitchens of Mexico. Awash in bright colors and bold designs, each kitchen features traditional Mexican artistry flavored with the owners' distinctive style. Here, stainless steel meets colorful talavera tile, and the humble comal grill is as essential as a sleek appliance. Priceless collections of ceramics sit side-by-side with everyday dishware. And San Pasqual Bailn, the patron saint of cooks and kitchens, blesses every last handmade copper kettle, clay pot, and wooden spoon.

Inspiration abounds in these kitchens. Whether you're decorating a kitchen, planning a trip, or just dreaming of the rich aroma of caf de olla, Mexicocina takes you into the heart of the Mexican home, la cocina. And Mexicocina tantalizes more than just the eyes, featuring mouth-watering recipes for innovative Mexican dishes, from guacamole with fresh fruit to chile-scented chocolate truffles.

 

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9-5/8 x 10 in; 176 pp;
250 color photographs
Paperback
September 2006
ISBN 9780811845281
ISBN10 0811845281

Santa Cruz author Betsy McNair is a chef, caterer, writer, and tour guide with a culinary career that spans thirty years, two coasts of the US, and many years in Mexico, where she managed a four-star bed and breakfast, La Casa de Espritus Alegres. Her innovative recipes were featured in the May 2003 collector's edition of Bon Apptit, The Soul of Mexico. She returned to Santa Cruz in 2003 to begin her current business, My Mexico Tours, offering small and specialized culinary and cultural tours of Mexico.

Melba Levick, based in Los Angeles and Paris, has published more than 40 photography books on travel, architecture, and design.