A personal approach to Mexican food through the eyes of an admiring granddaughter Discover a life's worth of Mexican food in My Abuelo's Mexican Feast, a beautifully illustrated cookbook that reveals the heart of Mexico through authentic dishes and fond memories of a beloved grandfather. With the help of her mother, Elsa, illustrator Daniella Germain has brought together a collection of delicious recipes that will bring her family table to yours. From street food to traditional ranch food, Mexican sandwiches to tortillas, the chapters of My Abuelo's Mexican Feast are based around the different stages of her Abuelo's life, where the recipes are paired with brief anecdotes of his life. Many recipes are original, copied down by Daniella's Abuelo in his early years, while others are inspired by a lifestyle that her parents experienced growing up in Mexico. My Abuelo's Mexican Feast is an authentic look at the food of Mexico, going to the soul of Mexican cooking and family life that will resonate with people in any corner of the world.
Postconquest Central Mexican History and Philology
Author: James Lockhart
Publisher: Stanford University Press
The Nahua Indians of central Mexico (often misleadingly called Aztecs after the quite ephemeral confederation that existed among them in late pre-Hispanic times) were the most populus of Mesoamerica's cultural-linguistic groups at the time of the Spanish conquest. They remained at the center of developments for centuries thereafter, since the bulk of the Hispanic population settled among them and they bore the brunt of cultural contact. This collection of thirteen essays (five of them previously unpublished) by the leading authority on the postconquest Nahuas and Nahua-Spanish interaction brings together pieces that reflect various facets of the author's research interests. Underlying most of the pieces is the author's pioneering large-scale use of Nahua manuscripts to illuminate the society and culture of native Mexicans in the Spanish colonial period. The picture of the Nahuas that emerges shows them far less at odds with the colonial world form it what is useful to them, and far more capable to maintaining their own pre-conquest identity, than has previously been suggested.