Struggling for ideas for presents in the run-up to Christmas? I recently came across this Mexican cookbook by the accomplished travel writer Fiona Dunlop. I first saw Fiona at the British Museum just over a year ago and she spoke with great passion for the country and its cuisine.
While Viva La Revolucion! is not a book for novice cooks (as with all authentic Mexican cooking, there are some complicated and time consuming dishes), it paints a wonderful image of Mexico's gastronomic history. Chefs and cooks from across Mexico reveal their top tips and techniques as well as their favourite recipes and the photography is both mouth-watering and inspiring. Definitely a cook book for the coffee table as well as the kitchen.