Elena's Secrets of Mexican Cooking
Elena's Secrets of Mexican Cooking vintage cookbook from 1969 features recipes from one of the top authorities on Mexican cuisine. This cookbook is a true classic and makes for a great collectible.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket and plastic protective sleeve, 266 pages.
Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Author: Elena Zelayeta
Description: Now you can sample the complete variety of Mexican foods, from heady and spicy to light and subtle, in these fascinating, easy-to-prepare dishes. Elena, from her vast experience with Mexican cuisine, gives you a wealth of dishes adding tang and color to meal-times. You might, for example, begin with her recipe for Rice with Veal and Sour Cream ... String Beans with Mushrooms ... Spanish Style Cauliflower Salad ... Fried Beans ... Parsley Sauce ... or Tropical Torte.
Here, too, are the quickest and best ways for preparing Tortillas, Tamales, and Enchiladas. In seafoods -- in which Mexicans are experts -- try tasty baked Halibut covered with Pine Nut Sauce and chopped Shrimp, served cold. Or light, crispy Turnovers filled with delectable Crab Meat.
For your convenience, you'll find separate chapters on appetizers, soups, meats, poultry, salads, vegetables, sauces, desserts, and beverages. The ingredients are authentically Mexican, yet available at your nearest grocery or supermarket. For the rare spices she occasionally recommends, you'll find a list of stores throughout the country.
Elena, who has known Mexico Irora childhood, explains the customs, pageantry, and the special feasts of Mexico, the land of holidays. She takes you on a Mexican barbecue, which gourmets rank with a New England Clambake or an Hawaiian Luau. She describes the elaborate Mexican Christmas, celebrated for nine days before December 25th.
Condition: Dust jacket has small tears. Further good condition.
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