Zarela s Veracruz

Author: Zarela Martinez
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618444106
Format: PDF
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Capturing the easy-going atmosphere of Mexico's eastern coastal cuisine, this Veracruz cookbook reveals various delicious combinations for seafood, chicken, vegetables, olive oil, and fresh herbs, featuring more than 150 recipes that reveal the dishes' Spanish culinary roots. Reprint.

Food from My Heart

Author: Zarela Martfnez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781456357597
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In "Food From My Heart", Martínez describes the connection between Mexico and food, between food and culture. Mexican cooking is itself the result of the collision of cultures; it brings together Old and New World ingredients—rice, onions, corriander, from the Old; corn, chiles, beans, tomatoes, from the New—and the culinary influences of its constantly shifting ethnic mosaic—the Mayans, Aztecs, Spanish, French, Germans, Chinese.Martínez has drawn upon these influences, of friends and family, of traditional foods of many regions of Mexico, to create her own personal style of cooking, one that is imaginative and highly flavorful, easy to prepare, and evocative of the classic Mexican cooking upon which it is based. It is all brought together—the traditional and new—in the form of memoir, stories, and more than 175 recipes to create this singular cookbook.Now celebrating it's 20th anniversary.

Rosa s New Mexican Table

Author: Roberto Santiba–ez
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 9781579653248
Format: PDF, ePub
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The chef of the popular Rosa Mexicano restaurants celebrates the best in Mexican cookery with a tempting assortment of starters, tortilla creations, entrées, side dishes, and desserts--including Guacamole, Salmon in a Fruity Mole, Traditional Refried Black Beans, and Almond Cinnamon Cookies--as well as a section on essential ingredients, equipment, and techniques.

The Food and Life of Oaxaca

Author: Zarela Martínez
Publisher: Wiley
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Praise for The Food and Life of Oaxaca "There's a whole new and surprising world of flavor and texture contrasts described in this intriguing cookbook, along with lore and history of the exotic and artistic Oaxaca. No one is better equipped than Zarela to present clear and delectable recipes for the tantalizing dishes of this little-known regional cuisine." -- Mimi Sheraton, author of The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup "I've watched Zarela weave her culinary magic from the first dinner party I attended at her home, beginning with intensely flavored salsas presented in lava bowls. How apt that a chef who prepares such dazzling Mexican food should lead us through Oaxaca. The soul and lore of this magical place will add new life to your table through Zarela's recipes." --Shelia Lukins, author of USA Cookbook, Food Editor of Parade Magazine "Food in Mexico, especially in Oaxaca, smacks of so much more than trends and nutrition. Zarela Martinez knows this passionately and has bestowed on us a book that will enrich the lives of all that are really hungry, all that are seeking more than the latest flavor. Filled with honest glimpses of an extraordinary place, The Food and Life of Oaxaca offers the most intimate understanding anyone can gain of another culture--the understanding that comes through flavor. For many in Oaxaca, eating is the perfect act of celebration, consecrating every aspect of life. The warm flavors Zarela Martinez has captured here are the perfect expression of Oaxaca's generous spirit." --Rick Bayless, author of Authentic Mexican and Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen Visit us online at:

North American Cornucopia

Author: Ernest Small
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466585927
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many North American plants have characteristics that are especially promising for creating varieties needed to expand food production, and there are excellent prospects of generating new economically competitive crops from these natives. The inadequacy of current crops to meet the food demands of the world’s huge, growing population makes the potential of indigenous North American food plants even more significant. These plants can also generate crops that are more compatible with the ecology of the world, and many also have inherent health benefits. Presenting detailed scholarship, a thoroughly accessible style, and numerous entertaining anecdotes, North American Cornucopia: Top 100 Indigenous Food Plants is a full-color book dedicated to the most important 100 native food plants of North America north of Mexico that have achieved commercial success or have substantial market potential. The introductory chapter reviews the historical development of North American indigenous crops and factors bearing on their future economic success. The rest of the book consists of 100 chapters, each dedicated to a particular crop. The book employs a user-friendly chapter format that presents the material in sections offering in-depth coverage of each plant. The first section of each chapter provides information on the scientific and English names of the plants, followed by a section on the geography and ecology of the wild forms, accompanied by a map showing the North American distribution. A section entitled "Plant Portrait" comprises a basic description of the plant, its history, and its economic and social importance. This is followed by "Culinary Portrait," concerned with food uses and culinary vocabulary. The chapters then provide an analysis of the economic future of each crop, discuss notable and interesting scientific or technological observations and accomplishments, and present extensive references.

Chow Chop Suey

Author: Anne Mendelson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231541295
Format: PDF, ePub
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Chinese food first became popular in America under the shadow of violence against Chinese aliens, a despised racial minority ineligible for United States citizenship. The founding of late-nineteenth-century "chop suey" restaurants that pitched an altered version of Cantonese cuisine to white patrons despite a virulently anti-Chinese climate is one of several pivotal events in Anne Mendelson's thoughtful history of American Chinese food. Chow Chop Suey uses cooking to trace different stages of the Chinese community's footing in the larger white society. Mendelson begins with the arrival of men from the poorest district of Canton Province during the Gold Rush. She describes the formation of American Chinatowns and examines the curious racial dynamic underlying the purposeful invention of hybridized Chinese American food, historically prepared by Cantonese-descended cooks for whites incapable of grasping Chinese culinary principles. Mendelson then follows the eventual abolition of anti-Chinese immigration laws and the many demographic changes that transformed the face of Chinese cooking in America during and after the Cold War. Mendelson concludes with the post-1965 arrival of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and many regions of mainland China. As she shows, they have immeasurably enriched Chinese cooking in America but tend to form comparatively self-sufficient enclaves in which they, unlike their predecessors, are not dependent on cooking for a white clientele.

Stand Facing the Stove

Author: Anne Mendelson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416584841
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In 1931, Irma S. Rombauer, a recent widow, took her life savings and self-published a cookbook that she hoped might support her family. Little did she know that her book would go on to become America's most beloved cooking companion. Thus was born the bestselling Joy of Cooking, and with it, a culinary revolution that continues to this day. In Stand Facing the Stove, Anne Mendelson presents a richly detailed biographical portrait of the two remarkable forces behind Joy -- Irma S. Rombauer and her daughter, Marion Rombauer Becker -- shedding new light on the classic kitchen mainstay and on the history of American cooking. Mendelson weaves together three fascinating stories: the affectionate though often difficult relationship between Joy's original creator, Irma, and her eventual coauthor, Marion; the bitter dealings between the Rombauers and their publisher, Bobbs-Merrill (at whose hands the Rombauers likely lost millions of dollars); and the enormous cultural impact of the beloved book that Irma and Marion devoted their lives to refining, edition after edition. Featuring an accessible new recipe format and an engaging voice that inspired home cooks, Joy changed the face of American cookbooks. Stand Facing the Stove offers an intimate look at the women behind this culinary bible and provides a marvelous portrait of twentieth-century America as seen through the kitchen window.