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Mexican food might seem easy to imitate. But a taco with soul? Now that's a different story. Many have wrestled with this ancient cuisine and its punch-in-the-face flavours. Most have failed.

Thankfully, Comida Mexicana is the real deal. Rosa Cienfuegos travels the length and breadth of her homeland to bring you Mexico's most beloved snacks, tacos, tortas and tamales. From the vibrant streets of Mexico City, to tucked-away villages and tranquil coastal towns, each region and every family has their favourite dish and a story to tell.

Discover them here. Ditch the imposters, eat like a true Mexican.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781925811490
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 7 Oct 2020
Publisher: Smith Street Books
Publication City, Country: Australia
Dimensions (cm): 26(H) x 19.5(L)

 

Reviews

'Rosa Cienfuegos's Comida Mexicana is a much-needed vacation to Mexico, or the closest you'll get to one right now. It's not region-specific (Cienfuegos actually lives in Australia now, where she has a Mexican tamaleria and deli); it's more of an overview of Mexican street food favorites, from esquites to mangonadas. Cienfuegos's enthusiasm pops off the colorful pages with help from avocado-slinging lucha libre characters. You can sense a hint of homesickness, but she knows that the best cure for it is to bring Mexico wherever you are--in your kitchen.' - Bon Appetit's 2020 Cookbook Gift Guide

'From mayo-slathered ears of corn to bulbous torta sandwiches, many of Australia-based Cienfuegos's recipes evoke the late-night roadside fare beloved after an evening of drinking. Lard-rich tamales are a pandemic-ready project, well worth the time it takes to swaddle dough into corn husk wrappers.' - The Washington Post

 

Author Biography

Rosa Cienfuegos is a Mexican-Australian restauranteur based in Sydney. She travels regularly to Mexico to gain more knowledge and insight into her beloved cuisine.

Comida Mexicana: Snacks, tacos, tortas, tamales & desserts
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