Item description for Liquid Mexico: Festive Spirits, Tequila Culture, and the Infamous Worm by Becky Youman...
This entertaining travelogue delves into the locales, festivities, and history related to Mexico's most famous libations. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific beverage as well as the region of the country most closely associated with that particular drink as seen through the eyes of a U.S. couple. The authors describe a wealth of interesting characters as they travel the country to unearth the traditions and unique culture associated with each drink and its corresponding location.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2005
Publisher Bilingual Review Press (AZ)
ISBN 1931010269 ISBN13 9781931010269
Availability 0 units.
More About Becky Youman
Becky Youman is the author of (now out of print) Open Road guides to Chile and Ecuador. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Becky Youman currently resides in Santiago Scottsdale.
Reviews - What do customers think about Liquid Mexico: Festive Spirits, Tequila Culture, and the Infamous Worm?
An inspired blend of travelogue and cultural insight makes for lively reading indeed Mar 3, 2006
Liquid Mexico: Festive Spirits, Tequila Culture, & The Infamous Worm is a 'must' for any who love Mexico: it examines the locales, festivities and history surrounding Mexican drinks, using specific beverage as cultural indicators for exploring Mexican heritage. Chapters blend in the authors' travel experiences throughout Mexico in chapters which range from 'Margarita' and 'Beers' to 'Sangrita'. An inspired blend of travelogue and cultural insight makes for lively reading indeed.
Entertaining... Jan 7, 2006
I was impressed by the numerous bibliographical references at the end of each chapter. I was expecting a simple book on drinking and traveling, but obviously a lot of serious research went into this book. Great reading for the beach or library.
Mexico Traveler's Treasure! Dec 17, 2005
This is a great book. Even though it's about alcohol, it's not really about drinking. It's way more about the history and culture that surrounds the drinks. If you like Mexico, even if you're a teetotaler, you'll like this book.
Fun (and useful) Book! Dec 15, 2005
This couple went on some fun adventures in Mexico, did some great research on the history of the drinks mentioned in the book (tequila, mezcal, margaritas, Corona, etc), and put it together in a highly entertaining format. I think any arm chair traveler would get a kick out of reading this -- I did.