From the Kitchens of Pancho Villa

From the Kitchens of Pancho Villa

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Winner of the"Cookbooks: International"category in the 2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS You love Mexican food, right? You probably only get Mexican food at your local restaurant. Wouldn't you like to make your own at home? But, many of the recipes you have seen in the past are for foods either buried in some kind of industrial strength sauce and cheese, or call for ingredients no one in your area has ever heard of. Mexican cuisine is all about freshness and flavor, NOT sauce and cheese. From the Kitchens of Pancho Villa is a cookbook about real cooking, by real people. There are over 230 recipes which come from 17 poor families in Colonia Pancho Villa, a residential area of Mazatlan, Mexico - you didn't think these recipes were from Pancho Villa himself did you? This book shows you how to make classic, authentic Mexican food - fast, easy, delicious, and inexpensively. Some recipes can be prepared (start-to-finish) in 10-15 minutes! These cooks are all very busy people, some holding down 2 or 3 jobs while raising children and/or grandchildren. The recipes have to be easy, cook quickly, and be flavorful. Sit back, put your feet up, take some time and read the history of each cook. Some are poignant while others are funny. One cook, for example, was turned out to live on the streets because his family could no longer support him, he was 11 years old! See what he did to survive. Each recipe has its own story to tell also, to tempt your taste buds or give you a glimpse into its past. You will see (and make) recipes that you would never recognize as Mexican food; while others are definitely recognizable as such. Learn the differences in each type of chile and how to use them. Step by step instructions on techniques and descriptions for other, less common ingredients (plus substitutions if necessary). This book has it all!!! In today's economic climate, all these elements are welcome and often necessary contributions to daily meals. Eating out is expensive and often very unhealthy. With easy and inexpensive recipes at your fingertips, eating at home is your 'new' more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 220.98 x 284.48 x 30.48mm | 1,043.26g
  • From the Kitchens of Pancho Villa
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0741479524
  • 9780741479525

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