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Good Food in Mexico City: A Guide to Food Stalls, Fondas and Fine Dining by Nicholas Gilman, winner of the 2008 Gourmand Cookbook award, is a little book with a big purpose: to put Mexico City on the map as one of the great food capitals of the world. The city, founded by the Aztecs almost 700 years ago, and currently home to one-quarter of the country's population, is a complex amalgam of cultural influences, which show up gloriously in its food. This guide, written by a resident gastronome who knows the city inside and out, takes the reader to out-of-the-way market stalls, taco joints, as well as fashionable high-end dining spots on today's culinary scene. Included are chapters on bars and cantinas, cafés, and food shopping, and short essays on various aspects of Mexican cuisine and its history. Clear maps of the city, as well as an extensive glossary of ingredients, dishes and cooking terms are provided, making this an easy use guide to great food in a great city.
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Nicholas Gilman was born in New York and lives in Mexico City. A painter who has exhibited his work extensively, he is also a writer, has studied Mexican culinary history and cooking, is a member of Slow Food International, as well as IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).Review:
"Finally! The book I have been hunting for: a foodie's guide to the culinary wonders of one of the largest, most culturally-diverse cities in the world. This compact, easy-to-follow book has something to tempt every palate, from under-the-highway taco stands to cutting edge haute cuisine. -Ceci Connolly, The Washington Post --The Washington Post
"An essential book for those who discover history and culture, tradition and trends, through their taste buds." -David Lida, --Travel Advisory
"If you can't have the knowledgeable Mr. Gilman as your personal guide, this book is the next best thing." -Meredith Brody --SF Weekly
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