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Diana Kennedy is the grand dame of (English-language) Mexican cooking. She has been cooking and writing about Mexican food for over 40 years. Diana has published countless books about Mexican fare and is a true authority on the subject. She visited Ballymaloe last year for the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest of Food & Wine, and it was a real privilege to meet her. Of the many different books that I could recommend, if I had to pick one, I would choose

Diana Kennedy is the grand dame of (English-language) Mexican cooking. She has been cooking and writing about Mexican food for over 40 years. Diana has published countless books about Mexican fare and is a true authority on the subject. She visited Ballymaloe last year for the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest of Food & Wine, and it was a real privilege to meet her. Of the many different books that I could recommend, if I had to pick one, I would choose The Art of Mexican Cooking, which was first published in 1989. It is a comprehensive, yet personal look at food from the many and distinct cooking regions of Mexico. The Art of Mexican Cooking by Diana Kennedy is published by Clarkson Potter, €34.50

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