Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Oaxaca al Gusto

Review by Ariadna Sánchez

December is here! A special and sweet way to share time with the beloved ones is through cooking. Oaxaca al Gusto is by renowned British author Diana Kennedy. Kennedy takes audacious readers to an amazing and delectable journey into one of the most colorful and one-of-a-kind cuisines in the world.

The southern Mexican state of Oaxaca is a complex and diverse region with a huge variety of flavors and gourmet dishes. The secret behind each recipe is reveal by Oaxacan natives. Kennedy travel from north to south and from east to west of Oaxaca to capture in words and by photograph the essence behind the three hundred recipes most of them from home cooks.

Oaxaca al Gusto is organized by regions for an easy search. Along with each recipe, readers can check some cooking techniques, learn from the community, and admire the stunning and appetitive images. In addition, Oaxaca al Gusto contains a special chapter that focuses on the three main components of the Oaxacan cuisine: corn, chocolate and chiles. Follow by a complete glossary, an extended biography of author Diana Kennedy and last by not least a note to the cook.  Oaxaca al Gusto is definitely a mouthwatering experience!

Have a safe and great Thanksgiving celebration and remember that reading is delicious. Visit your local library to merge into the fascinating world of books.

To read more of Diana Kennedy’s experiences please follow the next link:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's a summer program for teachers in Oaxaca that I've been thinking about applying for.....