"Amalia's Mesoamerican Table: Ancient Culinary Traditions with Gourmet Infusions" by Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

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Featured on The Thread: Minnesota cookbook author draws Mesoamerican history, culture and food together

In the highly anticipated sequel to her first Central American cookbook, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard goes beyond borders to explore modern takes on ancient Latin American recipes.

Mesoamerica―or Middle America―has a rich history dating back to the Olmec, Maya and Aztec empires, and early Central American peoples with culinary traditions that are still alive today.

After years of travel and kitchen camaraderie with indigenous cooks proudly safeguarding their traditions, Amalia has created 130+ variations on time-honored dishes.

Inside the book, find:

  • many recipes that are naturally vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free
  • vivid, full-color photography for every dish
  • comfort food with a gourmet twist from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
  • tips and tricks to make the recipes practical, approachable, and easily prepared

With her signature gourmet take on ancient culinary traditions, Amalia’s recipes will lead home cooks and trained chefs alike on a journey through Mesoamerica without ever leaving the kitchen.