The Art of Mexican Cooking isÂ Â the ultimate guide to creating sensational flavorsÂ Â of authentic Mexican food in your own kitchen.Â Â Her classic, The Cuisines ofÂ Â Mexico, established Diana Kennedy as the authority onÂ Â Mexican cooking, and now she brings thirty-twoÂ Â years of living, traveling, and researching inÂ Â Mexico to a dazzling masterpiece of culinaryÂ Â adventure. The Art of Mexican CookingÂ Â is a brilliant exploration of one of the world'sÂ Â truly great cuisine, including more than 200Â Â extraordinary recipes, many for dishes previouslyÂ Â unknown north of the border, as well as more than 50Â Â evocative illustrations and 150Â Â photographs.
These dishes, favorites throughout Mexico,Â Â range from sophisticated to pure and simple; allÂ Â share an amazing depth of taste. Aficionados willÂ Â go to great lengths to duplicate the authenticÂ Â dishes (and Kennedy tells them exactly how), butÂ Â here too there is a wealth of less complicatedÂ Â recipes for the casual cook who longs for theÂ Â unmistakable flavors of soul-warmingÂ Â cuisine.
Kennedy shares the secrets of true MexicanÂ Â flavor: balancing chile flavors with a little saltÂ Â and acid, for instance, or charring them to roundÂ Â out their flavor; broiling tomatoes to bring outÂ Â their character, or using cumin for a lightÂ Â accent. By using Kennedy's kitchen wisdom and adviceÂ Â and carefully selecting tropical produce that isÂ Â now readily available in most American markets,Â Â American cooks can at last serve truly authenticÂ Â Mexican food.show more