Cocina de la Familia

With more than 200 recipes from Mexcian-American home kitchens, the Cocina de la Familia cookbook celebrates culture and home cooking at its best. This cookbook is a Julie Child Cookbook Book of the Year award winner. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 413 pages. 

Copyright: 1997 

Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

Author: Marilyn Tausend and Miguel Ravango 

ISBN: 9780684818184

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Description: For three years, Marilyn Tausend traveled across the United States and Mexico, talking to hundreds of Mexican and Mexican-American cooks. With the help of chef Miguel Ravage Tausend tells the tale of these cooks, all of whom have adapted the family dishes and traditions they remember to accommodate a life considerably different from the lives of their parents and grandparents. 

In this cookbook, you will find the real food eaten every day by Mexican-American families, whether they live in cities such as Los Angeles or Chicago, the border towns of Texas and Arizona, the farming communities of the Pacific Northwest, or the isolated villages of New Mexico and Colorado. An Oregonian from Morelos, Mexico, balances sweet, earthy chiles with tart tomatillos for a tangy green salsa that is a perfect topping for Chipotle Crab Enchiladas or Huevos Rancheros. A Chicago woman from Guanajuato pairs light, spicy Chicken and Garbanzo Soup with Quesadillas for a simple supper. A Los Angeles cook serves a dish of Chicken with Spicy Prune Sauce, the fire of the chiles tamed by Coca-Cola, and in Illinois a woman adds chocolate to the classic Mexican rice pudding. This is food that has its roots in the prehistoric soil of Mexico but has survived and flourished in the modern world. 

As Maria, who lives and works in Sacramento, California, and whose family is from a small village near Guadalajara, says: "In our culture, food is much more than just nourishment. It connects us. It isn't just served at a celebration, it is a celebration." Now you can re-create the vibrant flavors and rustic textures of this remarkable cuisine in your own kitchen. Most of the recipes are quite simple, and the more complex dishes, like moles and tamales, can be made in stages. So take a savory expedition across borders and generations, and celebrate the spirit and flavor of the Mexican-American table with your own family. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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