Don't miss out on the full flavor of Mexico's emblematic fruits, vegetables & herbs just because you couldn't identify what was what...
Unique and useful guide to the treats of Mexico... The produce of Mexico is truly unique, and often overwhelming to understand. For a traveler or ex-pat, it can be intimidating and confusing to see 20 varieties of bananas, apples, squash, etc. at the market and have no clue what the difference is. For a chef or inspired cook, those same markets can overwhelm your curiosity. This book is the solution for both. I especially enjoyed the seasonal info which will help to find the best that the market has when you visit.As a chef who loves the culture, food and tradition of Mexico I found this book to be a great guide to the common and not so common treasures of Mexican markets. Good photos, more info than you expected and all easy to navigate and read. Great pocket guide on the iPhone, but looks better on a bigger screen, so do your research at home and tag the ingredients you want to hunt down at the market. Buen provecho!"
. Finding a very useful guide for someone like me who grew up in Europe was a god-send. I enjoy taking this ebook to the markets of Mexico and confidently choosing from the many unusual fruits and vegetables found there. A MUST if you visit!"
What a great resource for food lovers!! Before I moved to Mexico, I visited frequently. Always (and still)my favorite part is the mercados, but even now I sometimes find myself overwhelmed by what is unfamiliar. Now that I have this book, I feel motivated to try something new every week! This is a beautiful guide, full of information, and with a very user-friendly design."
Wish I'd had this on my first trip to Mexico... ...but you can bet I'll have it with me on my next! Ms. Hefner focuses on fruits and vegetables that are not so commonly seen outside her adopted country. Her writing is straightforward, commonsensical, and lucid. Her photos show all the right details, and her visual overviews by category -- say, all the fruits, or all the herbs -- are especially useful in making identifications, and in distinguishing between close botanical relatives. Highly recommended.