Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing
International Latino Book Award winner, Best Cookbook
More than just a cookbook, Decolonize Your Diet redefines what is meant by "traditional" Mexican food by reaching back through hundreds of years of history to reclaim heritage crops as a source of protection from modern diseases of development. Authors Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are life partners; when Lu
Here is a link to my full review: http://onewetfoot.ca/2015/11/26/holid...
The authors, Calvo and Rudea Esquibel, use historical sources to show how the indigenous people of america were discouraged from their previously healthy diets high in fresh vegetables, fruits, beans and little to no meat, and were made to embrace meat, cheese, wheat, cooking oils, etc, which has in ...more
A lot of vegan cookbooks have recipes with ingredients I wouldn’t normally use or know where to buy. Or they use a lot of substitutions and I’m not a fan of recipes like that. (I’m looking at you vegan patties. Stop pretending to be real meat)
What is great about this cookbook is most of the ingredients ar ...more
I really enjoyed this book for many reasons. My husband is of Mexican heritage from immigrant parents. My MiL grew up on a ranch in rural Mexico, so cooking traditional foods was innate to her upbringing. We've all learned from that, including this German-Irish girl who married into the family.
This book is like having a wise abuelita showing you the traditional ways to cook and heal. I am thankful for this knowledge and for the preservation of the ...more
Be warned that you will be asked to buy half a dozen different kinds of dried chilies to make most of the recipes; each recipe tends to involve at least 2-3 different kinds.
Somehow similar to what you would find in http://mmmole.com but with history about our traditions and a healthier approach. Great for vegans, vegetarians, or just people who enjoy real Mexican food.
There's also a huge section on ingredients and techniques traditionally used.
And, of course, the rest is a cookbook. The recipes look wonderful and I look forward to trying them.