Eat Mexico is a culinary love letter to one of the biggest cities in the worlda chaotic, vibrant place where residents eat from sidewalk grills and stands, and markets and casual restaurants serve up fresh, hot food daily. In this book, journalist Lesley Téllezwho also runs her own food tour company in Mexico Citytakes you through the city's most classic dishes, offering recipes from her favorite haunts on the streets, in city markets, and in small, homestyle fondas.
Many of these dishes are items Americans may not recognize: the football-shaped, bean-stuffed corn tlacoyo, topped with cactus and salsa; the tortas bulging with turkey confit and a peppery herb called pápalo; beer-braised rabbit, slow-cooked until tender. The book ends on a personal note, highlighting the creative, Mexican-inspired disheslike roasted poblano oatmealthat Lesley cooks at home in New York with ingredients she came to know in Mexico.
With more than 100 recipes, on-location photography and text written in a friendly, personal tone, Eat Mexico is a must for anyone who loves Mexico, its food and unique urban culture.
Lesley Tellez grew up in a Mexican-American home in California but didn’t know al pastor (chili-marinated pork) from alambre (chopped steak with bacon, peppers and onions) when she first moved to Mexico City in 2009. Yet before long, she became a daily connoisseur of the city’s massive network of street vendors, was trained at one of Mexico’s premier heritage cooking schools, and started a blog, The Mija Chronicles, selected by Saveur magazine as among the top culinary travel blogs in the US. Lesley also established Mexico City’s first culinary tourism business, to focus on street food, markets and fondas, called Eat Mexico. She is currently writing a series for Serious Eats about her cookbook writing experience. Vist her online at themijachronicles.com.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS Introduction Chapter 1: On the Streets Chapter 2: In the Markets Chapter 3: In the Fondas Chapter 4: In the Country Chapter 5: At Home Glossary Sources Index Acknowledgments