Famous Cookbook Author Visits San Miguel

By Jim McKeever

Diana Kennedy, the author of eight cookbooks on Mexican cuisine in English and Spanish will participate in a question and answer session and book signing at Camino Silvestre on Saturday, December 16.

Book Signing
By Diana Kennedy
Sat, Dec 16, 4-5pm
Camino Silvestre
Correo 43, Centro

Diana has changed the way the world views Mexican cuisine in her over 50 years of traveling throughout Mexico documenting techniques, recipes and ingredients and working with local cooks and growers. At 94 years old, she is still passionate about every detail in her recipes and her research. Diana insists on using correct ingredients and techniques, urging cooks to look for organic and non-genetically modified ingredients. She is the “Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine,” a label she wears with pride — an accurate description of her matter-of-fact manner of taking on the food and restaurant industry to stop the destruction of traditional Mexican cooking. Diana never stops fighting for better, healthier food available to more people.

Kennedy has been recognized throughout the world for her meticulous research and passion for Mexican cuisine. Amongst numerous awards and recognitions, she received the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest award given to foreigners by the Mexican government. In 2011, her cookbook Oaxaca, al gusto received the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook of the Year award. The same foundation in 2014 placed Diana in their Cookbook Hall of Fame, an award given to a cookbook or body of work that has had a significant and enduring impact on the way we cook and understand food, stating, “her books have not only helped us see Mexican food as something much more complex and delicious than the No. 2 combination dinner at our local neighborhood joint, but they have also forever changed our expectations of what it is to be a great cookbook writer.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Diana, to ask questions about her life in Mexico, and to learn more about her passionate work rescuing and preserving the legacy of Mexican cuisine through documenting local recipes and techniques. All of her books in print will be available for sale for the booksigning.

 

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