Published by: Gourmet Sleuth
Last Updated: 10/27/2019
Diana Kennedy is considered by many to be "the" authority on Mexican cooking. Ms. Kennedy spent more than 45 years traveling through Mexico gathering history, recipes, as well as cooking tips and techniques.
Throughout the years she has dedicated much of her life to translating that information into a series of cookbooks that are authoritative and some of the best resources for information about Mexican cuisine.
Kennedy's first book was The Cuisine's of Mexico written in 1972. Her second book title The Tortilla Book debuted in 1975 back when "a good tortilla was hard to come by". Regional Cooks of Mexico was printed in 1978 and (our favorite) The Art of Mexican Cooking was first released in 1989. In 1998 Kennedy published My Mexico which is both a compendium of over 300 recipes as well as her memoir.
Ms. Kennedy's latest book released in September 2003 is From My Kitchen, Techniques and Ingredients. Another must-have for anyone truly interested in Mexican Foods, Cooking & History. The book has beautiful photos of ingredients, recipes, preparation techniques and the usual glossary.