Mayan Cooking


Book Details

Author  Cherry Hamman
Publisher  Hippocrene Books
Publication Date   September 1, 1998
ISBN  0781805805
Pages  250

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This unique cookbook contains not only 200 colourful and exotic recipes from the Mexican Yucatan, but also the author's fascinating observations on a vanishing way of life in the little village Acabchen, where the food is prepared with care and first presented to the gods. Some recipes included are Piquant Chili Spice Paste, Empanadas de Platano (Plantain Turnovers), Joroches de Chaya (Stew of Little Dumplings with Spinach), Pebre (Spicy Chicken with Pork Stuffing in a Banana Leaf), and Xka Bi Kuum (Sweet Pumpkin Dessert). Chapters include Hearthrites, Appetisers, Tamales, Tortillas, Soups and Stews, Chicken, Seafood, Beef, and Desserts.

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