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Eat Smart in Mexico
How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure
Second Edition

Joan Peterson
Illustrated by S. V. Medaris

Veer off the tourist-beaten path to find authentic cuisine and rich new experiences in Mexico

Eat Smart in Mexico is a celebration of Mexican cuisine and one of nine titles in the authoritative Eat Smart series. It contains a rich historical perspective on the origins and varieties of Mexican food and extensive background on delectable regional dishes. Spanish phrases are included to make your culinary adventure even more successful.

At the core of the book are two extensive guides to Spanish terms with English translations. The “Menu Guide” demystifies food selection, allowing visitors to order with confidence in restaurants; the “Foods & Flavors Guide” is a comprehensive list of foods, spices, cooking utensils, and cooking styles, to make shopping in the colorful outdoor markets easy and fun. For the adventuresome traveler, this is a richly annotated resource that will help you understand and appreciate Mexican culture through authentic local cuisine.

  • This second edition includes an updated resource chapter and an index with a Spanish translation for each English entry.
  • Another title in this series, Eat Smart in Peru, won the 2006 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Culinary Travel Guidebook in the World (all languages).


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Joan Peterson is an experienced world traveler and the author of the Eat Smart guides to the food of Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Sicily, Norway, and Turkey. Each book has been designed for travelers and food lovers like her who want to navigate menu and market with confidence.





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Of related interest are the other titles in the Eat Smart culinary travel guide series.

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June 2008
160 pp.   5.5 x 8.5
8-page color insert
b/w illus., maps

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Paper $13.95 t
ISBN 978-0-9776801-0-8
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