Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico
A colorful celebration of Oaxacan cuisine from the landmark Oaxacan restaurant in Los Angeles
Bricia Lopez’s Oaxaca is a colorful celebration of Oaxacan cuisine from her family’s landmark Guelaguetza restaurant in Los Angeles, co-written with food writer Javier Cabral.
“Bricia and her family are true culinary ambassadors, sharing the ingredients, the stories, and the flavors of her native Oaxaca. . . . Now we all get the chance to hear the stories and taste the food that makes Oaxaca one of the best places to eat on Earth.” ―José Andrés, chef, entrepreneur, philanthropist
Oaxaca is the culinary heart of Mexico, and since opening its doors in 1994, Guelaguetza has been the center of life for the Oaxacan community in Los Angeles.
The first true introduction to Oaxacan cuisine by a native family, each dish articulates their story, from Oaxaca to the streets of Los Angeles and beyond. Showcasing the “soul food” of Mexico, Oaxaca offers 140 authentic-yet-accessible recipes using some of the purest pre-Hispanic and Indigenous ingredients available. Sections and recipes include:
The Staples of Oaxaca
- Huevo en Frijol
Antojitos Oaxaquenos (Tamales and Finger Foods)
- Tamales de Mole Negro
- Tacos de Chapulin y Chicharrón
Sopas y Caldos (Soups)
- Pollo en Salsa Verde con Papas y Nopales
- Caldo de Pata
- Mole Negro
- Mole Verde con Puerco
- Chiles Rellenos de Picadillo
- Tacos de Barbacoa de Chivo
- Huevos Rancheros
- Salsa de Tomatillo
Mezcal Cocktails, Aguas Frescas, and Our Michelada
- Pasión de Oaxaca
- Sparkling Limonada
- And more!
From their signature pink horchata to the formula for the Lopez’s award-winning mole negro, Oaxaca demystifies this essential cuisine.
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