Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo

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Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 1994 - Cooking - 224 pages
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Lupe Rivera and Marie-Pierre Colle bring Frida and the Blue House in Coyoacan vividly to life. We learn of parakeets chattering in their cages, of the monkey Fulang Chang, of people congregating in the famous tiled kitchen. But most of all, we learn about Frida and how she welcomed people into her home. Frida was an enthusiast, and every occasion was cause for rejoicing. She celebrated birthdays and saints days and baptisms and all the popular holidays. The authors have divided the book into a cycle of twelve fiestas, among them the Posadas (at Christmas), the Day of the Dead, the Mexican national holidays, and a gala celebration called "The Meal of the Broad Tablecloths." Included with the reminiscences are more than 100 recipes for the traditional Mexican foods that Diego loved to eat and Frida loved to prepare.
  

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Review: Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo

User Review  - Djuna - Goodreads

Beautiful picture cookbook of mexican recipes that Frida cooked. Read full review

Review: Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Beautiful stories, pics, and authentic recipes. I've tried many of the dishes and my families favorites are the albondigas and the pasta with spinach/jalapeño cream sauce. Read full review

Contents

A Family Story
9
Frida and Diegos Wedding
27
The National Holidays
45
Picos Birthday
63
The Day of the Dead
77
The Posadas
98
La Rosea de Reyes
113
A Candlemas Baptism
127
A Boat Ride in Xochimilco
155
The Holy Cross
169
The Meal of the Broad Tablecloths
182
Fridas Birthday
211
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About the author (1994)

Marie-Pierre colle is the author or co-author of several books, including Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo and Mexico: Houses of the Pacific. Of Mexican-French heritage, she began her career as a journalist in New York and has worked for such magazines as Vogue, House & Garden, and Conde Nast Traveler. She currently resides in Mexico.
Alfonso Alfaro is the director of the Institute of Investigation of Artes de Mexico. A doctor of anthropology at the Sorbonne, he is the author or coauthor of several books published in Mexico.

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