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False Tongues and Sunday Bread: A Guatemalan and Mayan Cookbook Paperback – September 23, 1993

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Entertaining, erudite, and appetizing, and best of all, surprisingly easy to duplicate. (The 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 an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Copeland Marks 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. His other books include The Varied Kitchens of India and The Burmese Kitchen: Recipes from the Golden Land. He lived in New York until his death in 1999. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Plume; 1st edition (September 23, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155611379X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556113796
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,284,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer 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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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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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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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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I had been searching thrift stores and Amazon daily for months, before finding a hardcover copy on Amazon for a paperback price of $20. Truly blessed. I love the book and will use it to cook many dishes for my Guatemalan husband and his family. This book will always hold a special place in my heart, as there are not too many Guatemalan cookbooks currently available. Get a copy... if you can.
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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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My daughter wanted a Guatemalan cookbook since our ancestors and family are from Guatemala
She saw the book in Amazon and told me about it but find it a bit pricey. I was curious but at the
same time ,since the book was write by an American author ,not a Guatemalan one I want to have
a preview to see if he knows about Guatemalan cuisine. After a few pages I was fascinated with the
book,totally in love ,it was a Must Have even if it is a bit expensive.It is a great book. I order and it
was out of stock,well I order from somebody else because I have to have this book. Can't wait for
it to arrive.
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My Guatemalan husband didn't recognize most of the recipes in this book. He had only heard of a few recipes in this book. The lack of photos or drawings didn't help me learn any of the cooking techniques or add visual interest. It also didn't help my husband figure out what the recipes were for in case a food had a different name in a different geographical area or cultural region. I got mad and threw it away one day and I haven't missed it. I can find the recipes AND visual aids online for free.
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