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A MEXICAN FEAST

AUTHENTIC RECIPES FROM THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEM BEST

Maria Teresa Sierra and her mobile cake and jelly stall in Oaxaca
WITH EXCERPTS AND RECIPES ADAPTED FROM LONELY PLANET’S MEXICO:FROM THE SOURCE WRITTEN BY KATE ARMSTRONG, KRISTIN DIAZ DE SANDI, SCARLETT LINDEMAN, JOHN HECHT AND MICHELE PETERSON. PHOTOGRAPHS: JUSTIN FOULKES, LINDSAY LAUCKNER GUNDLOCK. ILLUSTRATIONS BY LOUISE SHEERAN

The story of Mexican cuisine is an epic spanning eras, landscapes and people. Many local staples come from the Aztec diet, which was primarily vegetarian and centred around corn. In the Yucatán, ancient Maya flavours live on in the oftenused ingredients of lime, orange and the notorious habanero chilli pepper.

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