Mexican Americans

Deleites de la Cocina Mexicana = Healthy Mexican American Cooking

By Maria Luisa Urdaneta

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"Because diabetes is a growing health problem in the Mexican American community this information is vital for all those who need or want to manage their diet without giving up the foods they've grown up with and love. No other cookbook provides such a wide range of healthy Mexican recipes, all kitchen-tested, easy to prepare, and simply delicious. Let Deleites de la Cocina Mexicana be your one-stop guide to cooking and eating guilt-free Mexican food."  A bi-lingual cookbook.

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La Cocina de la Frontera: Mexican-American Cooking from the Southwest

By James W. Peyton

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This is the first cookbook to present all the regional styles of Mexican-American cooking. It traces the cooking from its Indian roots, through its development in response to European influences, to its arrival in the American Southwest. More than 200 recipes focus on regional styles found in New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Texas. Try out the Char-broiled Shrimp Tacos, Chicken Stew, Corn Bread with Green Chile, Cinnamon Tea, and Herbed Sirloin Roast. Has history ever been so delicious?

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Esperanza Rising

By Pam Munoz Ryan

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Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. YA Fic Rya
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