New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1998. First edition. 550pp. Octavo [24cm]. Green paper over red boards, with title stamped in yellow on spine, and blind stamped design on front board. Textblock has very slightly dropped, causing light darkening to foot of textblock. Near fine / fine. Item #58570
"When Diana Kennedy first came to Mexico more than forty years ago, she did not intend to become the country's premier gastronome. But that is what she has become, traveling endlessly, learning the culinary histories of families, hunting elusive recipes, falling under the spell of the beauty of a countryside that produces such a wealth of foods. She has published five books and is referred to variously as the Julia Child, the Escoffier, and the high priestess of Mexican cooking. Most important, she has taken as her eternal project to record not only the wealth of Mexican culinary knowledge and folklore but also the fascinating stories behind it all."