Buenos Aires: Larivière Ediciones, 2020. b/w and color plates, color frontis., ports., recipes, illus. endpapers, color pict. boards. Item #115350
To discover the essence of yerba mate in all its facets, the author explores the origins, history, characteristics and elaboration of the plant to its sensory analysis, the art of curing and baiting a good mate, rituals, secrets and the preparation of cocktails and original recipes. An intimate and at the same time integral look with fine photography at the drink that is most drunk in Argentina and neighboring countries, and that is an undoubted part of our cultural and productive heritage. Authored by the yerba mate specialist, the sommelier Valeria Trápaga, and photographs by Ángela Copello, the book delves into all facets of mate, from its origins, history, the yerba mate plant and its elaboration, to the steps for its sensory analysis, the art of curing and baiting, pairing suggestions and recipes. This book aims to propagate heritage, transcending limits to publicize the drink that 9 out of 10 people in Argentina drink, and whose history is intertwined, indivisibly, with personal history and with history of Argentina. It also highlights the health benefits of this infusion, which is part of the daily routine. CONTENTS: Prólogo. Mi histora -- Origen y desarrollo -- Testimonios del pasado -- La planta -- Terroir. Elaboración y conservación -- Análisis sensorial de la yerba mate -- Los secretos para preparar un buen mate -- Los momentos del mate -- La yerba mate en la cocina -- Texts in English. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXTS.