The Cuisines of Mexico (with DJ)

$25.00

by Diana Kennedy, Harper & Row, 1972. Hardcover, with increasingly elusive DJ, 378 pages. This is the cornerstone. Kennedy's magnum opus was the first serious effort by an American writer to investigate and document the multifaceted foods of the various provinces of that sprawling country. In doing so, she lifted the veil to make it clear to North Americans that real Mexican food is regional, and far beyond corner Tex-Mex burrito/taco joints. As Craig Claiborne says in his introduction, "It is, in short, peasant food raised to the level of high and sophisticated art." DJ has small repaired tears at extremities. Still, book and DJ: VG+/VG+.

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