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  • Genre:COOKING
  • SubGenre:Regional & Ethnic / Mexican
  • Language:English
  • Pages:254
  • eBook ISBN:9780990725411

From the Kitchens of Pancho Villa

by Karina Ann Betlem

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Overview
From the Kitchens of Pancho Villa is a cookbook containing over 230 authentic Mexican recipes from residents of a poor area in Mazatlán, Mexico known as Colonia Pancho Villa. It will show you how to make classic, authentic Mexican food - fast, easy, delicious, and inexpensively. Some recipes can be prepared (start-to-finish) in 10-15 minutes! Step by step instructions on techniques are provided.
Description
From the Kitchens of Pancho Villa is a 2014 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Non-Fiction - Cooking/Food category! AND recently awarded WINNER of the Best International Cookbook 2014 by International Book Awards. From the Kitchens of Pancho Villa is a cookbook that not only contains over 230 authentic Mexican recipes from residents of a poor area in Mazatlán, Mexico commonly known as Colonia Pancho Villa, but also provides short biographies and photos of each contributor offering insight into their daily lives with stories and humorous anecdotes. Many of these recipes have been handed down from generation to generation and for the first time ever, have been permanently recorded in writing. This book shows you how to make classic, authentic Mexican food - fast, easy, delicious, and inexpensively. Some recipes can be prepared (start-to-finish) in 10-15 minutes! These cooks are all very busy people, some holding down 2 or 3 jobs while raising children and/or grandchildren. The recipes have to be easy, cook quickly, and be flavorful. You will see (and make) recipes that you would never recognize as Mexican food; while others are definitely recognizable as such. Learn the differences in each type of chile and how to use them. Step by step instructions on techniques and descriptions for other, less common ingredients (plus substitutions if necessary). This book has it all!!! It was given a 5 STAR REVIEW by Readers Favorite, AND it was chosen to be included in the Goody bags for the Emmy's!
About the author
Karina Betlem grew up in a family of 5 children, where love and good food was dished out in large portions. Her love of food and cooking is attributed directly to her Mom, but it didn't happen overnight. Cooking and 'experimenting' with recipes finally became a passion in her mid 20's. This passion grew into a desire to learn as much as she could about food, ingredients and healthy eating. Chocolate she discovered was a major food group, so she also began 'inventing' recipes to make sure she and all her own family got the recommended servings per day. In 1980 she gathered hundreds of recipes from family members and compiled them into a handwritten cookbook as an heirloom to be handed down generation to generation. For many years after that she had the thought of writing a cookbook herself, but life seemed to plod on without this being realized. Several years ago, after seeing the plight of some poor Mexican families, she decided now was the time to do something to help. She had always enjoyed writing, had a good rapport with people and of course, loved to eat! The idea came to her to write an authentic Mexican cookbook using the recipes of several women and men from Colonia Pancho Villa, then giving the proceeds back to the community to assist in their daily lives. Four years later, that dream came true.
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