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False Tongues and Sunday Bread: A Guatemalan and Mayan Cookbook Hardcover – January 1, 1985


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: M. Evans; First Edition edition (1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871314665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871314666
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,190,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Entertaining, erudite, and appetizing, and best of all, surprisingly easy to duplicate. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Another must for the connoisseur of Latin cuisines. The author demonstrates a thorough and sincere concern for the preservation of the cooking heritage left by early Central Americans.
(Kansas City Star)

To the uninitiated, it will be a matter of marvel that so many tempting dishes can be cooked up with corn, beans, chiles, tomatoes and squash. The author of this book, however, has culled some of the best of them from the native kitchens of Central America. The recipes are clear, simple, and include skillful instructions for adaptation to the U.S. kitchen.
(The Washington Post) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Copeland Marks (1921-1999) was a world traveler who authored 16 cookbooks on various exotic and little-known cuisines. His method involved traveling to various regions, cooking with and learning from the local people. Originally from Vermont, he made his home in New York City where he died in 1999. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I found the recipes easy to follow and the flavors were right on.
Balam
If you at all enjoy experimenting with new recipes, and learning of a new culture in the process, this is an excellent book.
"riverteam"
I love the recipes, the food histories of the Central American countries and the "Ingredients and Cooking Methods" section.
Y Me?

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a fabulous, very authentic cookbook, covering Central America and the Yucatan. It is truely a wonder. The recipes bring back fond memories to my husband who is Salvadoran. Very traditional favorites. This book is out of print and extremely hard to find. I found mine at the public library. It appears I was the only one taking it out. In fact I took it out so many times that I asked the librarian if they would be willing to sell it to me. I think the book spent more time in my kitchen than in the library. The librarian gave it to me for almost nothing and in exchange I made a donation to the book fund. (There is one other copy in the South Central Wisconsin Library system so others can still check it out). If you love comida tipica, this book is for you. Don't hesitate to pick up a used copy here from Amazon... It is well worth the investment! Buen provecho. Saludos a Copeland Marks.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By "riverteam" on January 26, 2004
Format: Paperback
If you at all enjoy experimenting with new recipes, and learning of a new culture in the process, this is an excellent book. Each recipe is from the indigenous Mayan Indians of southern Mexico and Guatemala. Marks does an excellant job of bringing their culture into our world. These are recipes not previously ever recorded for the outside world, but passed from generation down. If ingredients are difficult to find, Marks experimented enough in his NY apartment, to find a useable, yet easy-to-find substitute, with similar results. Many of these dishes I have eaten in Guatemala, and the recipes result in that same familuar and culturally appropriate flavor. Great book!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Balam on May 4, 2007
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I found this book after I had moved to States from Guatemala in the 90's. It was a God's sent. At the time, I didn't know how to cook anything. I found the recipes easy to follow and the flavors were right on. Copeland Marks goes into great detail about different ingredients and how to get them here in the USA, this section is at the beginning of the book. I was sad that the book could not be found for a while since it was out of print. A lot of my friends wanted one... Now, I have been telling them that they can buy it. It is an absolutely treasure to me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Y Me? on July 18, 2007
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I found this wonderful book at our library several years ago and I am so happy to finally own a copy. Unlike many cookbooks with recipes that have not been tested, it is obvious the labor of love this book must have been. The Arroz con Pollo Guatemalan style is a superb dish and so delicious (and was easy to prepare in quantity). I love the recipes, the food histories of the Central American countries and the "Ingredients and Cooking Methods" section. The author does a great job in recommending substitutions available in American markets. If you need cooking illustrations, this book is NOT for you. Recipes range from simple to more difficult, but the directions are well written. Excellente!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mish on June 25, 2013
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Amazing book! Absolutely the best book for real Central American cooking...I mean real home Central American cooking! I've been looking for a book like this for years. Get it while It's gone, this book was really hard to find. It will be with me for life!
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