Authentic recipes—both classic and contemporary—that capture all the flavor and vibrancy of casual Mexican cuisine. There's no country where people enjoy casual, outdoor dining as much as in Mexico, with its popular cantinas, street stalls, and food markets. Add to that the lively music of the mariachi or huapango, and a meal becomes a festive affair. While it's true that the familiar tortilla plays an important part in traditional Mexican cuisine, there is so much more to savor—ingredients like beans, meats, fish, cheeses, vegetables, herbs, and spices, which provide an enormous amount of variety and flavor. InMexican Cantina Cooking, you'll find well-loved classics as well as contemporary dishes, with tempting recipes for every meal—and, of course, la fiesta!