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Yucatán : recipes from a culinary expedition
Yucatán : recipes from a culinary expedition
Sterling, David, 1951-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
xiv, 560 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
An internationally recognized authority on Yucatecan cuisine, chef David Sterling takes you on a gastronomic tour of the peninsula in this unique cookbook, Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition. Presenting the food in the places where it's savored, Sterling begins in jungle towns where Mayas concoct age-old recipes with a few simple ingredients they grow themselves. He travels over a thousand miles along the broad Yucatán coast to sample a bounty of seafood; shares "the people's food"at bakeries, chicharronerías, street vendors, home restaurants, and cantinas; and highlights the cooking of the peninsula's three largest cities--Campeche, Mérida, and Valladolid--as well as a variety of pueblos noted for signature dishes. Throughout the journey, Sterling serves up over 275 authentic, thoroughly tested recipes that will appeal to both novice and professional cooks. He also discusses pantry staples and basic cooking techniques and offers substitutions for local ingredients that may be hard to find elsewhere. Profusely illustrated and spiced with lively stories of the region's people and places, Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition is the long-awaited definitive work on this distinctive cuisine.
1. The Yucatecan market -- Overview -- Index to ingredients -- 2. The Maya heartland -- Monte -- The milpa -- Solar -- 3. Fertile shores -- Celestún -- Sisal -- Progreso -- San Crisanto -- San Felipe -- Tulum -- Punta Allen -- 4. The people's food -- La panadería -- La chicharronería -- Comida callejera -- La cocina económica -- La cantina and el restaurante familiar -- 5. The urban matrix -- Empire building -- Campeche -- Mérida -- Valladolid -- 6. The pueblos -- Felipe Carrillo Puerto: nectar of the gods -- Hunucmá: buried foods -- Kanasín: nexus of Yucatecan tacos -- Lerma: a feast for kings -- Maní: inquisition to transformation -- Motul: garnishing history -- Oxcutzcab: land of oranges and chocolate -- Pomuch: villa of bakeries -- Temozón: the ethereal essence of smoke -- Tetiz: the sweetest of pueblos -- Tizimĺn: cowboy country -- Pantry staples -- Recados / xa'ak' / seasoning blends -- Frijoles / bu'ul / beans -- Salsas / sauces -- Other staples -- Basic techniques -- About maize and masa -- Arroz / rice -- Basic preparation techniques -- Working with chiles -- Preparing meats for cooking -- Ethereal essence of smoke.
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