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The Mexican Chile Pepper Cookbook

The Soul of Mexican Home Cooking
By Dave DeWittJosé C. Marmolejo



The Mexican Chile Pepper Cookbook is the first book to explore the glories of Mexican regional cooking by focusing on this single, but endlessly variable, ingredient. Authors Dave DeWitt and José C. Marmolejo feature more than 150 recipes that celebrate the role of chiles across appetizers, soups and stews, tacos, enchiladas, tamales, moles, and vegetarian dishes. Comprehensive glossaries of Mexican chiles, cheeses, and food terminology are also included.

Savor the history, culture, and recipes of Mexican regional home cooking highlighted in this unique, full-color cookbook and explore the various chile peppers showcased in this spicy trek south of the border. The only thing left to do is decide which recipe to try next!

Subjects: Cooking

Contributor Bios
Dave DeWitt is a food historian and one of the foremost authorities in the world on chile peppers, spices, and spicy foods. He has published fifty-six books, including Chile Peppers: A Global History (UNM Press). He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
José C. Marmolejo owned and operated Don Alfonso Foods, a specialty outfit of Mexican delicacies in Austin, Texas. He assisted in a PBS TV series production on fiery foods and appeared with Andrew Zimmern on “Bizarre Foods.” A native of Mexico, he has lived in the United States and in France, where he widened his appreciation of Mexican gastronomy. He now lives in Mexico City in a small house with a big, light-filled kitchen, where he hears the tamale and tortilla street vendors daily.