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La Boca Loca | Cookbook

Beatnik Publishing

La Boca Loca | Cookbook

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Lucas Putnam and Marianne Elliott opened La Boca Loca in April 2011, with a clear goal: to bring the freshest flavours of Mexico to Wellington. Their mission was to recreate and share the taste of Lucas’ childhood using fresh and locally available ingredients.

People loved the taste of freshly prepared Mexican food, and many wanted to learn to make it themselves at home. There are plenty of fabulous Mexican cookbooks already out there, so why a Mexican cookbook made in New Zealand? Because cookbooks from abroad often assume access to ingredients that are difficult, or impossible, to find in New Zealand.

So Lucas and Marianne have created a guide to the essentials of your Mexican pantry, and where you can get it here in New Zealand and for the items we haven’t yet found or imported to New Zealand ourselves we suggest good substitutes. We also put together a section on the basics of Mexican cooking so you’ll feel confident handling chillies preparing masa, pressing tortillas, and making fresh and cooked salsas. Once you’ve mastered these core skills there is no end to the variations you can create.

Our hope is that you’ll see how easy it can be to make delicious, fresh, traditional food and be inspired to recreate the flavours you’ve enjoyed at La Boca Loca at home. We've put together a collection of the most popular dishes from our menu over the past four years, along with some less well-known favourites of our own.

Author:  Lucas Putnam & Marianne Elliot
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  192
Published:  by La Boca Loca Ltd ~ April 2015
Size:  250 x 200 mm

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