False Tongues and Sunday Bread: A Guatemalan and Mayan Cookbook (Paperback)

False Tongues and Sunday Bread: A Guatemalan and Mayan Cookbook By Copeland Marks, Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The Maya--the Indians who inhabited part of Mexico and Central America in pre-Hispanic times--left the modern world a legacy of remarkable cooking that is still practiced in cliffside huts and middle-class haciendas. Copeland Marks has traveled widely throughout Guatemala and other countries that carry the Mayan heritage, in order to introduce us to the everyday pleasures of this little-known cuisine. For anyone who loves the taste of tamales, tortillas, and pungent sauces, this book will provide a rich adventure that begins with--but goes far beyond--those staples of the corn kitchen. The recipes reveal a delightful and accessible cuisine that, in addition to showcasing traditional Mayan flavor profiles, combines culinary ideas from India, Africa, the Caribbean, Great Britain and Spain.

About the Author

Copeland Marks was a world traveler who authored 16 cookbooks on various exotic and little-known cuisines. His method involved traveling to various regions, cooking with and learning from the local people. His other books include The Varied Kitchens of India and The Burmese Kitchen: Recipes from the Golden Land. He lived in New York until his death in 1999.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781590772768
ISBN-10: 1590772768
Publisher: M. Evans and Company
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2014
Pages: 408
Language: English