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Culinary Mexico: Authentic Recipes And Traditions

Hoyer, Daniel; Snortum, Marty

Published by Gibbs Smith
ISBN 10: 1586853759 / ISBN 13: 9781586853754
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Title: Culinary Mexico: Authentic Recipes And ...

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Book Condition: Very Good

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Join author and chef Daniel Hoyer on a journey of discovery through the varied geography, culture, history, and cuisine of Mexico.

Hoyer's creative collection of recipes from the vastly diverse regions of Mexico prove that it's about time we abandon old notions of Mexican food--tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and refried beans, all covered in melted cheese. Mexico's rich history and myriad cultural influences are reflected in its food, which exposes a largely unexplored world of nuanced flavors and unique ingredients, as well as a wide range of cooking styles and techniques.

Culinary Mexico covers general cooking techniques, ingredients, and cuisines from regions, including the Northern Frontier (Empanadas de Harina, Tacos de Pescado Baja), the Pacific Coast (Ceviche, Mojo de Ajo), the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Pollo en Escabeche, Puerco en Mole Verde), the Central Crossroads (Chiles en Nogada, Carne Asada Tampiqueño), the Colonial Plains and Highlands (Pico de Gallo, Quesadillas de Maíz con Garbanzos Frescos, Barbacoa), and the Yucatán Peninsula (Carne Asada a la Yucateca, Frijoles Colados Yucateco). There is also a section with complete menus, eliminating the guesswork of pairing these foods, as well as a source section, bibliography, and glossary.

Daniel Hoyer first learned to cook as a young boy by helping his two grandmothers. He began working in restaurants as a teenager. After studying pre-veterinary medicine, supported by his cooking, he found his niche in the restaurant world, eventually becoming a chef. His stint as sous chef for Mark Miller's Coyote Cafe inspired his interest in Mexican and Latin American cooking. He has traveled extensively in Mexico, exploring the cooking as well as the history and culture of that colorful country. He is currently a restaurant consultant, cooking-school instructor at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, and guide of gastronomic adventure tours in Mexico.

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Join Chef Daniel Hoyer on a culinary adventure through the vibrant culture, history, and cuisines of Mexico. Mexico's rich history and myriad cultural influences are reflected in its cuisine, and it's high time we abandon old notions of Mexican food as tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and refried beans all smothered in melted cheese. Dismissing these long-standing stereotypes, Culinary Mexico presents an extensive collection of surprisingly distinct recipes from the diverse regions of Mexico. The delicious food that has evolved from each region makes a bold statement of what a true Mexican feast can and ought to be.

Culinary Mexico presents cuisines from six distinct Mexican regions, from the Northern Frontier to the Yucatán Peninsula. The book also includes complete menus for pairing these unique foods, process photos for cooking, a chapter on techniques, and a resource section. Brimming with full-color photography and interesting lore, this suburb cookbook brings you an unexplored world of nuanced flavors, unique ingredients, and all things good of culinary Mexico.

Daniel Hoyer first learned to cook as a young boy by helping his two grandmothers in the kitchen. By the time we was a teenager, he began working in restaurants, and he supported himself in college-where he studied preveterinary medicine-by cooking. He finally followed his love of cooking to make his career as a chef. His stint as sous chef for Mark Miller's Coyote Cafe inspired his interest in Mexican and Latin American cooking.

Chef Daniel has traveled extensively in Mexico, exploring the cooking, as well as the history and culture, of that colorful country. He is currently a restaurant consultant, cooking-school instructor, and guide for gastronomic-adventures tours in Mexico. He resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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