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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User Review  - Kellswitch - LibraryThing

This is a gorgeous book. It is full of rich details, beautiful photographs, many recreating events described in the book, and an intimate look into the lives not just of the famous artist and her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alycia - Goodreads

Really great recipes. This is a book I think I should own for the food part. The writing is pretty romantic and whitewashed. Frida sure liked playing poor but she certainly didn't live like a communist! But I am excited about the cooking. Read full review


A Family Story
Frida and Diegos Wedding
The National Holidays
Picos Birthday
The Day of the Dead
The Posadas
La Rosea de Reyes
A Candlemas Baptism
A Boat Ride in Xochimilco
The Holy Cross
The Meal of the Broad Tablecloths
Fridas Birthday

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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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