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Paperback La Cocina de La Frontera: Mexican-American Cooking from the Southwest Book

ISBN: 1878610341

ISBN13: 9781878610348

La Cocina de La Frontera: Mexican-American Cooking from the Southwest

This book traces the cooking from its Indian roots, through its development in response to European influences, to its arrival in the American Southwest. This description may be from another edition of this product.


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One of the best Southwestern Cookbook

I own quite a few Southwestern cookbooks and my parents lived in Southwest for quite a few years. I find this cookbook to be the best resource for authentic Southwestern recipes. Highly recommended.


I am not sure how I overlooked this book. The author deserves the top awards anyone can heap upon him. Well researched, and the history is extremely good. The recipes are extensive, wonderful, and covering every region. An outstanding book. Now I will have to look for other cookbooks from this author.


Those of us who live in the Southwest simply have to have a periodic Tex-Mex fix, so we head for the nearest drive-in or our favorite Mexican restaurant. One of the best things we've done is buy a copy of La Cocina De La Frontera, a comprehensive collection of recipes for preparing Mexican-American dishes, and also a view of this particular ethnic cuisine from both a historical and culinary perspective. Emphasizing the styles found in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, the 349 page volume offers everything from Bebidas (drinks) to Postres y Dulces (desserts and sweets). In between you'll find flautas, enchiladas, beans, quesadillas, burritos, chiles relenos, and a host of other delicacies that Mexican food aficionados find irresistible. After 18 years of research, James Peyton has collected what is in my estimation one of the finest guides to this popular cuisine. Also included is an appendix of mail order sources for some of the ingredients, plus hints for adapting recipes to low-fat and low-cholesterol diets. - Gail Cooke

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Likely to be the definitive book in the field, here's the most scholarly, thoughtful, and authentic treatment of Mexican-American cooking yet printed, and one of the finest cookbooks of the year.
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