In the tradition of the bestselling Monet's Table, Frida's Fiestas is a personal account in words and pictures of many important and happy events in the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and a scrapbook, assembled by her stepdaughter, of recipes for thandishes that Frida served to family and friends with her characteristic enthusiasm for all the pleasures of life Fullcolor photographs This book is muchthan just a collection of authentic Mexican recipes that Frida favored The narrative, cowritten by Frida's stepdaughter, also provides some engaging insight to who Frida Kahlo was and what moved her It's not a biography but rather provides a pleasant portrayal of what it was like to be in Frida's orb, the time period, and the locations I also appreciated the photos of Frida's paintings, residences where Frida lived with Diego, and the food Oh, yes; the recipes ahhh, can't wait to try them. The book can be seen in full here: Kahlo is the most renowned Mexican female painter in the world As evidenced by her paintings and by her personal style, she was totally dedicated to living Mexican, immersed in tradition It is no surprise then that she was very attached to traditional Mexican food I am familiar with a fair portion of these recipes due to my interest in Mexican food and having read some about it, but there are still a few interesting recipes to find here That said, I could rate this book based on the recipes, but I'm really evaluating it in light of my fascination with Frida Kahlo and how muchI love her for being so truly herself and demonstrating that through the food she consumed everyday Some of my favourite recipes in this book:White Rice with PlantainsBlack Mole from OaxacaFried Chicken With Peanut SauceRed MolePotatoes in Green SauceEnchiladas TapatiasSmothered Pork SandwichCat's TonguesI was very happy to find a recipe for these biscuits, because I grew up eating them in Portugal I had no idea that they were traditional in Mexico too. Cowritten by Diego Rivera's daughter, Guadalupe Rivera, this book chronicles Frida's love for home, entertaining and cooking It contains the menus and several recipes of meals she prepared for many special occasions (including the menu for Diego and Frida's wedding feast!), along with many photographs and journal entries Though some of the ingredients are obscure, I plan to make an attempt at one of these menus in the near future A beautiful book. What a pleasure was this!! :)It's been 5 years since I left Mexico and I'm also pregnant right now and hormones may play with my thoughts and feelings but, I honestly think is a really well done piece of work The story told by Diego Rivera's daughter is entertaining 'till the end! The quality of pictures and the work behind them is awesome and the selection of food its just amazing! Stearing at all those yummy dishes really made me suffer and miss my culturethan everFrida Kahlo's life seen from a very close eye but at the same time not intimate, its just interesting to hear and imagine how it all was back in those years in Mexico Its not sad and its not incredibly happy, it is simple and it enchantes you, no matter if you are mexican or notSeriously, if you have the chance to read this book, DO SO 'cuz you wont regret it!