Chronicling a journey across some of the country's most picturesque states in more than 100 entertaining, informative profiles, Mexico: A Culinary Quest captures the essence and spirit of Mexican food history as well as a wide range of contemporary cooking styles.
The lively texts are accompanied by more than 1000 specially commissioned photographs celebrating not only the cuisine but also the rich culture of which it is part. While food is at its heart, the lure of Mexico: A Culinary Quest is not just the featured personalities but their tables, menus, local specialties, kitchens, and the country's magnificent settings and landscape. From Yucatan to Baja California, Michoacan to Tabasco, Nueva Leon to Chiapas, Mexico: A Culinary Quest traces long-standing cultural traditions through food, placing history at the center of the Mexican people's culinary journey across time.
The profiles therefore represent a cross-section of both walks of life and social classes: nuns; grandes dames; campesinos; barrio residents; creatives in the arts, architecture, music, film, and media; business people and, of course, great chefs. From famous watering holes to local holes in the wall, Mexico: A Culinary Quest is a voyage in search of the soul of Mexico through the medium of food.
About the Author
Hossein Amirsadeghi is a writer, publisher, editor and documentary film maker, and the driving force behind many books, including Sanctuary: Britain's Artists and their Studios, Art Studio America, Nordic Contemporary, and Contemporary Art Mexico.
"Mexico is a history of Mexico, Mexican cuisine, its culture and way of life in more than 100 informative profiles and thousands of tantalizing photographs... You will learn about not only the culinary culture but also about the arts and people, especially great chefs... It is simply a delight to hold it in your hands or scan through its pages." - The Washington Book Review