Mamacita: Recipes Celebrating Life as a Mexican Immigrant in America by Pons, Andrea

Mamacita: Recipes Celebrating Life as a Mexican Immigrant in America

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In this inspiring and creative Mexican cookbook, Andrea Pons takes you on a journey through flavor, family, and her immigration story. With 78 easy and delicious recipes from three generations of women in her family, this cookbook offers you a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine.

Mamacita began as a celebration of the authentic Mexican recipes Andrea Pons loved growing up, but it quickly became a way for her to return to her roots and reconnect with her Mexican heritage. In her journey through food, she shares not only her experiences with cooking but also her family's immigration story.

When Pons was faced with the possibility of deportation, and she and her family struggled to navigate the US immigration system--in the country that had been their home for 16 years-- she looked to these recipes for help. To fund her family's significant legal fees, she sold self-published copies of Mamacita, and the cookbook became both a symbol of their journey and a rallying cry.

This new edition of Mamacita offers 30 more photos and 11 additional recipes, allowing you to taste even more of the love in Pons's dishes.

Foreword by James Beard Award nominee Hetty Lui McKinnon

Author: Andrea Pons
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Published: 10/18/2022
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.08lbs
Size: 10.26h x 8.33w x 0.82d
ISBN: 9781648961717


Review Citation(s):
Foreword 08/27/2022
Library Journal 10/01/2022 pg. 55

About the Author
Andrea Pons is a production manager, food stylist, and author based in Seattle, Washington. Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and raised in the United States, Andrea Pons creates recipes that encourage readers to share a meal around the dinner table and that raise awareness about immigration.

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