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An English-language exploration of the history and social culture of tequila features an A-to-Z illustrated listing of common and rare brands, articles on the history of tequila making from the Aztecs to the present, an exploration of the drink's appearance in the movies and literature, and a range of food and beverage recipes. 30,000 first printing.
Tequila is a national drink of great variety and complexity, inextricably entwined with the history and culture of Mexico. Tequila is the first book in English to explore fully what has been called “that burning river in a small glass.” The book is a wonderful guide to everything you need to know about tequila, from 21 background questions and answers, to an A-Z illustrated description of all the tequila brands from the most common to the rarest, to a collection of recipes, not only for cocktails but also for tequila shrimp. Accompanying this practical information are thought-provoking and entertaining articles on the history of tequila making, from the Aztecs through colonial times to the present; a look at tequila in the movies and in literature; and poems, poetic evocations, and a short story by Laura Esquivel, the acclaimed author of Like Water for Chocolate, written especially for this volume.
“If you think tequila comes with a worm in the bottle and is best downed with lime juice and salt in a margarita, you'll definitely learn a thing or two just leafing through this browsable, illustrated monograph. . . . Even if readers don't care for tequila, this work's luscious layout and sunny graphics are alluring. Some of the color art has been created especially for this volume; other pages reproduce paintings in private collections that feature a retro-Mexican look. All told, it's a lovely literary cocktail.”—Publishers Weekly
Novelist Alberto Ruy Sánchez and his wife, historian Margarita de Orellana, are the editors of Artes de Mexico, the leading art magazine of Mexico.
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