Eat Smart in Mexico: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods and Embark on a Tasting Adventure

Eat Smart in Mexico: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods and Embark on a Tasting Adventure

by Joan Peterson, David Peterson, S.V. Medaris
     
 

    The fourth guide in this authoritative series—Eat Smart in Mexico: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure—is a paean to Mexican cuisine. It contains a rich historical perspective on the origins and varieties of Mexican food and extensive background on the delectable regional

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    The fourth guide in this authoritative series—Eat Smart in Mexico: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure—is a paean to Mexican cuisine. It contains a rich historical perspective on the origins and varieties of Mexican food and extensive background on the delectable regional dishes. Spanish phrases are included to make one’s culinary adventure even more successful.
    At the core of the book are two extensive glossaries in Spanish with English translations. The “Menu Guide” demystifies food selection, allowing visitors to order with confidence in restaurants; the “Foods & Flavors Guide” is a comprehensive list of foods, spices, cooking utensils, cooking styles, etc., to make shopping in the colorful outdoor markets easy and fun. If you are traveling or moving to Mexico, take this book with you!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“With the fourth title in their “Eat Smart” series, the Petersons have assembled a guide to the food of Mexico for travelers. Their book is organized into eight sections. At its heart is an extensive menu guide and a food and flavors guide. Otherwise, the authors include an informative and extensive history of the cuisine; a section on regional foods; a less successful section of a few recipes; a very brief chapter on shopping in Mexican food markets; another on mail order suppliers, cooking schools, and organizations; and a handy guide to helpful phrases. The result is similar to Marita Adair’s The Hungry Traveler: Mexico (LJ 8/97) but has more history. Highly recommended for all public libraries.”—George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA (for Library Journal)

“Anyone sensible enough to buy a copy before taking off for Mexico will be able to eat really well and even more importantly, to understand what they are eating.”—Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz, author of The Complete Book of Mexican Cooking

“For the adventuresome traveler, this book is a “smart,” richly annotated road map that will steer you to the right markets and teach you where to find authentic Mexican food. EAT SMART IN MEXICO offers what is most important about Mexican food and culture wrapped in a nutshell. If  you cannot get to Mexico, this book will provide vicarious travel and cooking inspiration of the first order. As in Eat Smart in Brazil, the Petersons have succeeded in reaching a middle ground between the practical and the scholarly to unravel some of the best kept secrets of one of the world’s most complex cuisines.”—Maricel Presilla, Ph.D., Culinary historian and author specializing in the cuisines of Latin America and Spain

Library Journal
With the fourth title in their "Eat Smart" series, the Petersons have assembled a guide to the food of Mexico for travelers. Their book is organized into eight sections. At its heart is an extensive menu guide and a food and flavors guide. Otherwise, the authors include an informative and extensive history of the cuisine; a section on regional foods; a less successful section of a few recipes; a very brief chapter on shopping in Mexican food markets; another on mail order suppliers, cooking schools, and organizations; and a handy guide to helpful phrases. The result is similar to Marita Adair's The Hungry Traveler: Mexico (LJ 8/97) but has more history. Highly recommended for all public libraries.--George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780964116849
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Eat Smart Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Joan and David Peterson are experienced, world-wide travelers. They have led tours to the Pacific Rim, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia. They also have explored extensively on their own, concentrating on the cuisines of the countries they visit. Because general guidebooks—despite their hefty size—provide too little information about food for their taste, the Petersons tackled the subject themselves, providing in-depth information for others with a similar travel focus.

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