Mexico: A Culinary Quest


A culinary odyssey through Mexico’s food traditions and the epicurean tastes of its people


ISBN: 9780500970829 Category:

Hossein Amirsadeghi


Chronicling a journey of close observation across some of the country’s most picturesque states via the medium of 60 entertaining, informative profiles, Mexico: A Culinary Quest captures the essence and spirit of Mexican food history as well as a wide range of contemporary cooking styles. The profiles represent a cross-section of both walks of life and social classes: nuns; grande dames; campesinos; barrio residents; creatives in the arts, architecture, music, film and media; businesspeople – and, of course, great chefs. The lively profile texts are accompanied by specially commissioned photographs of both people and places, focusing the aesthetic interplay of visual and textual narratives. While food is at its heart, the lure of Mexico: A Culinary Quest is not just the featured personalities – their tables, their menus, their local specialities, their kitchens – but the country’s magnificent settings and landscape. From Yucatán to Tabasco, from Nueva Leon to Chiapas, from famous watering holes to local holes in the wall, Mexico: A Culinary Quest is a feast for both the eyes and the intellect.

Additional information

Weight 3900 g
Dimensions 22.6 x 35.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2017
Number of pages 600
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.6 x 35.1 cm
Weight 3900 g


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Hossein Amirsadeghi is a writer, publisher, editor and documentary film maker, and the driving force behind many books, including Sanctuary, Art Studio America, Nordic Contemporary and Contemporary Art Mexico.

Ana Paul Gerard is the co-founder of Ayúdate, a Mexican non-profit microcredit organization.