Good Food In Mexico City: Food Stalls, Fondas & Fine Dining
Publish Date: 2012-01-11
Author: Nicholas Gilman
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Good Food in Mexico City: A Guide to Food Stalls, Fondas and Fine Dining by Nicholas Gilman, winner of the Gourmand Cookbook award, is a little book with a big purpose: to put Mexico City on the map as one of the great food capitals of the world. The city, founded by the Aztecs almost 700 years ago, and currently home to one-quarter of the country's population, is a complex amalgam of cultural influences, which show up gloriously in its food. This guide, written by a resident gastronome who knows the city inside and out, takes the reader to out-of-the-way market stalls, taco joints, as well as fashionable high-end dining spots on today's culinary scene. Included are chapters on bars and cantinas, cafs, and food shopping, and short essays on various aspects of Mexican cuisine and its history. Clear maps of the city, as well as an extensive glossary of ingredients, dishes and cooking terms are provided, making this an easy use guide to great food in a great city.