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10 books about Mexico
Pick up one of these featured titles on Mexico in May 2021.
The Food of Oaxaca: Recipes and Stories from Mexico's Culinary Capital by Alejandro Ruiz
This book was published this year by Knopf and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
"In The Food of Oaxaca, chef Alejandro Ruiz introduces home cooks to the vibrant foods of his home state--"the culinary capital of Mexico" (CNN)--with more than 50 recipes both ancestral and original. Divided into three parts, the book covers the traditional dishes of the region, where Ruiz grew up; the cuisine of the Oaxacan coast, where he spent many years; and the food he serves today at his acclaimed restaurant, Casa Oaxaca. Here are rustic recipes for making your own tortillas, and preparing memelas, tamales, and moles, as well as Ruiz's own creations, like Duck Tacos with Coloradito, Jicama Tacos, and Oaxacan Chocolate Mousse. Interspersed are thoughtful essays on dishes, ingredients, kitchen tools, and local traditions that transport the reader to Oaxaca, along with an extensive glossary to help American readers understand the culinary culture of Mexico. Also included are recommendations for the best places to eat in Oaxaca, making this an indispensable volume for home cooks and travelers alike"--
The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico by Mely Martínez
This book was published last year by Rock Point and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
With over 75 recipes, The Mexican Home Kitchen compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households--with a great influence from the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de México, Tabasco, and Yucatán--including breakfasts, stews, soups, pastas, rice dishes, and moles, along with dishes like enchiladas, picadillo, and milanesa, and rounded out with delicious salsas, drinks, and desserts. For Mely Martinez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother's farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa. She started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to capture the recipes and memories of her home for her son so that he will someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. In the meantime, her blog has become the go-to source for those looking for authentic home-style Mexican cooking. Recreate these favorite dishes using inexpensive, easy-to-find ingredients: Caldo de Pollo (Mexican chicken soup) Beef Birria (shredded beef cooked in a red stew) Tacos de Bistec (steak tacos) Sopes (a street food made with dough and topped with various meat fillings) Pork Carnitas Salsa Taquera (salsa for tacos) Pork Tamales Red and Green Enchiladas Pastel de Tres Leches (a luscious and moist cake that's a Mexican favorite) Buñuelos (crispy dough fritters coated in sugar) Gorditas (classic Mexican street food with a variety of fillings) Queso Fundido (a melted cheese appetizer, topped with chorizo) Mole Poblano (one of the most classic and popular moles) Tamales de Elote (sweet tamales with a ground corn filling. Nopales recipes (recipes made with cactus paddles) Empanadas Chilaquiles Chicken Tingas Complete with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, stunning photos, recipe stories, and cooking tips, The Mexican Home Kitchen will have you enjoying the fresh flavors of Mexico in no time.
The Great Book of Mexico: Interesting Stories, Mexican History & Random Facts About Mexico (History & Fun Facts) by Bill O'Neill
Category: Trivia & Fun Facts
This book was published last year by LAK Publishing and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
This book was published last year by Del Rey and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
"The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a darkly enchanting reimagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a spirited young woman discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico"--
Fodor's Cancun & The Riviera Maya: with Tulum, Cozumel & the Best of the Yucatan (Full-color Travel Guide) by Fodor's Travel Guides
Category: Tourist Destinations & Museums
This book was published 3 years ago by Fodor's Travel and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
No synopsis available at the moment.
Let’s Learn About Mexico: Kid History: Making learning fun! by Logan Stover
Category: Central & South America
This book was published last year by Independently published and takes approximately 1.0 hours to read.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel by Jeanine Cummins
Category: Family Life
This book was published last year by Flatiron Books and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic", American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope. If it’s only a better life you seek, seek it elsewhere...This path is only for people who have no choice, no other option, only violence and misery behind you. And your journey will grow even more treacherous from here. Everything is working against you. —American Dirt Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed when they finish reading it. It is a page-turner, it is a literary achievement, it is filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.
Let's Learn About MEXICO: Activity and Coloring Book (Dover Children's Activity Books) by Yuko Green
Category: Coloring Books
This book was published 8 years ago by Dover Publications and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
Dot-to-dots, crosswords, spot-the-differences, and dozens of other activities introduce Mexican culture to kids ages 6 and up. Puzzles and activities offer fun-filled looks at the country's geography, language, food, arts, sports, and festivals.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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