Mezcla: Recipes to Excite [A Cookbook]


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Ten Speed Press
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7.7 X 9.8 X 1.0 inches | 2.5 pounds

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About the Author

Ixta Belfrage's style of cooking draws inspiration from three countries she grew up travelling to, eating in, and obsessing over. Brazil (where her mother is from), Italy (where she lived as a child), and Mexico (where her grandfather lived). She cut her teeth at Yotam Ottolenghi's NOPI restaurant before moving to the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen, where she worked for Yotam Ottolenghi for five years, contributing to his columns in The Guardian and The New York Times. In 2020 she co-authored the New York Times bestselling Ottolenghi Flavor and in 2021 she was named one of the most influential women in food by Code Hospitality.


"One-in-a-million creativity, Ixta's food is simply outstanding!"--Yotam Ottolenghi, chef and New York Times bestselling author of Ottolenghi Flavor

"Ixta's cooking and writing are what have been missing from cookbooks. This one is bright, global, and bursting with new flavor combos. Ixta's extensive travel and upbringing serve as the bedrock for this original and uncomplicated book. Mezcla is certainly going to become a staple in homes across the world."--Hawa Hassan, chef and author of In Bibi's Kitchen

"The word yummy isn't thrown around by serious food people, but you can't look through Ixta's book and not have yummy come to mind. Each recipe is packed with bright, vibrant flavors that honor her Brazilian heritage and her deep love for Mexico and Italy. You'll want to make every dish."--Kerry Diamond, founder of Cherry Bombe

"Ixta's multicultural roots translate to recipes in Mezcla that don't shy away from fresh herbs, chiles, spices, pickles, tropical fruits, and, yes, chocolate and caramel (thankfully!)--where a mélange of flavors comes together in new and exciting ways. I'm thrilled to add her bold, vibrant, and enticing collection of recipes to my collection . . . and you will be too!"--David Lebovitz, author of Drinking French and My Paris Kitchen

"Ixta is an alchemist with flavor. Thrilling recipes full of life and imagination. I can't wait to cook everything."--Jessie Ware, singer and host of award-winning podcast Table Manners

"Ixta's journey--including her well-traveled life, her family experiences, and her writing and recipe-creating universe--is artfully represented in this book with lovely and interesting stories and absolutely terrific food. Fun and mesmerizing, it's a book filled with not only great recipes but also is a true joy to read."--David Kinch, chef of Manresa and author of At Home in the Kitchen

"Ixta has a unique culinary voice, producing food that's bold and intense and audacious. She pays no attention to rules, which means you decide to break them as well. Buckle up. It's quite a ride."--Diana Henry, James Beard Award-winning author

"Ixta is what we all long for in a cook--innovative, passionate, exciting, and accessible."--Andi Oliver, London-based chef and TV host

"I've been a mega fan of Ixta for years. The way she expresses life and color and soul into every dish is dang inspirational. And now you can have this feeling all to yourself, in book form! I keep mine on my bedside table and read it before I sleep and first thing when I rise in the morning. It gives me that pep in my step, just like her beautiful, bold cooking!"--Eric Wareheim, author of Foodheim