Spirit of the Earth

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Spirit of the Earth

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By Beverly Cox & Martin Jacobs

Serve up tamales, moles, ceviches and more, as they were made in their cultures of origin: the ancient civilizations of Latin America. Spirit of the Earth chronicles the authentic and delicious recipes of the Maya, Inca, and Aztecs, updated for preparation in your modern kitchen. With previous collaborations winning James Beard and Julia Child IACP awards, Cox and Martin are the perfect team to reintroduce you to familiar favorites with a fresh new palette. Made with the traditional ingredients and techniques of pre-Columbian America, guacamole, salsas and tortillas have never been the same!


Luscious chocoatl (the sacred chocolate drink of the Aztec and Maya), and fresh cebiche de pato (marinated duck ceviche from Peru) await, alongside the sauces, spice blends, and drinks that flavor and accent each traditionally prepared dish, from appetizer to dessert. Enjoy potatoes, quinoa, chocolate, corn, and chiles as when they were first cultivated – and regarded as sacred – by the pre-Columbian cultures of Central and South America.


With pictures, tips, and anecdotes beside each recipe, Spirit of the Earth makes as good a travelogue as a cookbook. Each chapter includes an expert introduction to the culture and culinary history of the peoples whose recipes follow. This collection is the perfect guide to reaching beyond the expected in the kitchen, and taking your love of Latin American flavor to a whole other level.

Be sure to also pick up the other luscious book of regional fare by this incomparable duo, Spirit of the West!

Page Count: 242

ISBN: 9781635617894 (Hardcover)

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