Spirit of the Earth
Native American Cooking from Latin America

by Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Spirit of the Earth


Stewart, Tabori & Chang proudly announces the publication of Spirit of the Earth: Cooking from Latin America, by Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs, in November 2001. This new volume showcases the rich culinary history of the great pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico and South America, and features 125 recipes—as they were prepared hundreds of years ago and as they are prepared today.

Award-winning authors Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs have not only assembled a book of mouth-watering authentic recipes, but have also prepared a rich and fascinating cultural document that celebrates the great cultures of Latin America. Organized by separate sections devoted to the Maya, the Aztec, and the Inca, Cox and Jacobs explore the native cooking of the ancient cultures and offer their own contemporary interpretation of many of these classic dishes.

From the peppery ajis and scrumptious ceviches of Peru and Chile to the honeyed desserts of the Yucatan Peninsula and the sophisticated moles of Mexico, Spirit of the Earth offers a wide variety of delicious flavors. Traditional recipes for familiar items like tortillas, tamales, and guacamole are included, as well as delicacies such as Pompano in Garlic and Chile Sauce, Quinona and Potato Gratin, and Spicy Peanut Chowder.

Lavishly illustrated with Martin Jacob's full-color photography, the book also includes a glossary, explanations of basic techniques, and a list of sources for authentic ingredients. Spirit of the Earth is an authoritative and inspiring look at Latin America's rich culinary heritage.

Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs are the authors of Spirit of the Harvest, the classic cookbook on Native American cuisine and winner of both the James Beard Award and Julia Child Award, and Spirit of the West, which will be published in a revised edition by Stewart, Tabori & Chang in 2002.


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Spirit of the Earth
Native American Cooking from Latin America

by Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs
Introduction by Carolyn Margolis
Cultural Essays by Michael D. Coe and Jack Weatherford
Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang
November 2001, Hardcover, $40
ISBN: 1-58479-024-5
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