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Geoff Barker


Dive into this feast of tasty facts about the food and cooking of Mexico. Learn all about the climate, history, religion, and culture of Mexico and how they have influenced the national cuisine. Read this book and discover:

  • chapulines, or crunchy fried grasshoppers – a popular dish of Oaxaca

  • the famous nuns of Pueblo who, according to legend, invented mole poblano, Mexico’s national dish

  • The Day of the Dead, when street stalls sell iced sugar skulls and orange-scented pan de muertos – bread of the dead


The book contains three recipes with clear, step-by-step instructions, so you can try cooking up some popular Mexican dishes for yourself.

  • 32 pages

  • Full-color photos

  • 10 3/5" x 8 2/3"

  • Library bindings

  • Maps

  • Glossary

  • Index

  • Websites

  • Grades 4–8

  • ISBN: 978-1-934545-13-3

  • $24.95

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