María José Martínez’ new book combines universal history and gastronomy.
The best gift for foodies and history fans alike.
What was Marie Antoinette’s favorite dessert? What flavors did Athenians relish in during the times of Alexander the Great? Did Cleopatra and Julius Caesar enjoy classic Roman bread when they first met? Would Joan of Arc have liked a nice bowl of Alsatian onion soup? And what was Frida Kahlo’s typical go-to Mexican dish?
María José Martínez -creator of the successful YouTube channel “MJ’s Recipes”- offers us this great book with which we can learn and taste. Throughout thirty stories, the author reviews the most prominent figures of each century, and also pays tribute to all those flavors, ingredients, and culinary discoveries that have emerged in different parts of the world.
Because of the recipes included in each chapter, we are able to try Christopher Columbus’s favorite stew, start the day like a genius by having the same breakfast as Albert Einstein, or prepare a famous Mexican dish following Frida Kahlo’s own recipe.
Cooks of the prestige of Albert Adrià or Martín Berasategui have passed through the channel; Recipes such as Ratatouille from the Pixar movie, New York Cheesecake, the eight most famous salads in the world or the original Sacher cake have been recreated, which have garnered millions of visits; A successful series on bread and pastries has been made with the master baker Xavier Barriga; and it has been around the world without leaving the kitchen through recipes from the five continents.
The recipes of the series #LaMejorRecetaDeLaHistoria and #LaComidaEnElCine are prepared by M.ª José, while Víctor is in charge of the historical part and the recording of the videos.