Street Food of Mexico

By Hugo Ortega and Ruben Ortega
Featuring Photography by Penny de los Santos

book coverIn Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico, award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega journeys across Mexico enjoying the authentic street foods of his homeland, which represents the best of traditional cooking.  In his warm way, Hugo shares stories behind the more than 100 recipes featured in the book, with instructions to make them accessible to cooks everywhere.  Award-winning photographer Penny de los Santos not only photographed Hugo’s dishes, she also accompanied Hugo and his brother Ruben, the executive pastry chef at his restaurants, to Mexico and documented the lively street food scenes that the chefs explored and enjoyed across the expansive country, from the interior states to its seafood-rich coastlines.  Together, the recipes and photos provide a delicious feeling of place and take the reader on a culinary journey across Mexico. - View Photos

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Backstreet Kitchen features more than 120 recipes from the restaurant’s kitchen and bar, translated for the home kitchen and presented with inspiring photographs and personal stories. This book celebrates the food and community that has made Backstreet Cafe an institution as well as a continuing source of new inspiration for guests and employees after 30 successful years of business. 
Recipes are categorized by Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter, Brunch, Backstreet Cafe Drinks & Bar Snacks. Many of the restaurant’s popular classic dishes are included, with dessert recipes by Executive Pastry Chef Ruben Ortega and cocktail recipes by Sommelier/Mixologist Sean Beck.



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