Eat Mexico is a love letter to the intricate cuisine of Mexico City, written by a young journalist who lived and ate there for four years. It showcases food from the city's streets: the football-shaped, bean-stuffed corn tlacoyo, topped with cactus and salsa; the tortas bulging with turkey confit and a peppery herb called papalo; the beer-braised rabbit, slow-cooked until tender. The book ends on a personal note, with a chapter highlighting the creative, Mexican-inspired dishes - such as roasted poblano oatmeal - that Lesley cooks at home in New York with ingredients she discovered in Mexico. Ambitious cooks and armchair travelers alike will enjoy Lesley's Eat Mexico.
Lesley Tellez grew up in a Mexican-American home in California and moved to Mexico in 2009. Before long, she knew the city's network of street vendors, trained at one of Mexico's premier heritage cooking schools, and started her blog, The Mija Chronicles, which was selected by Saveur magazine as one of the top culinary travel blogs in the US: www.themijachronicles.com.