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Chile, el Fruto Ancestral - Chili, The Ancient Fruit - Artes de México


Chili has been one of the essential ingredients in Mexican cuisine since pre-Hispanic times. Its adaptability to transform into other varieties and adapt to new environments, the different degrees of spiciness, the medicinal properties and the historical, cultural and ritual background created around chili are some of the topics that inspired this book. The pages are accompanied by proverbs, riddles, popular songs, stories and texts from missionaries and travelers from the 16th century that complement the cultural richness that chili awakens in our country.

Written by: Janet Long, José Francisco Román, Leticia Ivonne del Río, Eduardo Merlo, Iván Pérez Téllez, Salvador Novo, Paco Ignacio Taibo I.

Bilingual edition (Spanish and English).