Cocina de la Familia
More Than 200 Authentic Recipes from Mexican-American Home Kitchens
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Cocina de la Familia by Marilyn Tausend
Book DescriptionA collection of more than two hundred treasured family recipes and the stories behind them, Cocina de la Familia is a celebration of Mexican-American home cooking, culture, and family values. 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 Ravago, 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 these pages you will find the real food eaten every day by Mexican-American families, whether they live in cities such as Los Angeles, the border towns of Texas, the farming communities of the Pacific Northwest, or the isolated villages of New Mexico. 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. 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684855257
(234mm x 187mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Fireside Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 29-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marilyn Tausend
Cocina Mexicana, Hardback (September 2012)View all books by Marilyn Tausend
Describes how the cultures of many profoundly different people combined to produce the unmistakable flavors of Mexican food. Weaving a personal narrative with a broad selection of recipes, the authors show how the culinary heritage of indigenous groups, Europeans, and Africans coalesced into one of the world's most celebrated cuisines.
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Author Biography - Marilyn Tausend
Marilyn Tausend, coauthor of Mexico the Beautiful Cookbook, leads culinary tours throughout Mexico. She lives near Seattle.
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