Cookbook cover for Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico.

Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

by Bricia Lopez

A colorful celebration of Mexican cuisine from LA’s landmark Oaxacan restaurant—with recipes for moles, salsa, cocktails, family meals and more.

Oaxaca is the culinary heart of Mexico, and since opening its doors in 1994, Guelaguetza has been the center of life for the Oaxacan community in Los Angeles. Founded by the Lopez family, Guelaguetza has been offering traditional Oaxacan food for twenty-five years.

In this delightful introduction to Oaxacan cuisine, each dish articulates the Lopez family story, from Oaxaca to the streets of Los Angeles and beyond. Showcasing the “soul food” of Mexico, Oaxaca offers 140 authentic, yet accessible recipes using some of the purest pre-Hispanic and indigenous ingredients available. From their signature pink horchata to the formula for the Lopez’s award-winning mole negro, Oaxaca demystifies this essential cuisine.


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Cookbook cover for Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico.

About the Author

Bricia Lopez is a Mexican-American restaurateur and author. Lopez is the co-owner of Guelaguetza, an Oaxacan restaurant in Los Angeles, California in the United States. Lopez is one of America's foremost authorities on Oaxacan culture and cuisine and is credited with helping to popularize mezcal in the United States.