Vibrant, bright and utterly alive - no other country is quite like Mexico. And the food is unique, complex and unreservedly delicious. To the uninitiated, Mexican food is deceptively simple, but these pages uncover the diverse recipes bound up in the history of the country and its cultural heritage, as Jane Mason guides you through the essentials of vegetarian Mexican cuisine. With three different coast lines, seven climate zones and far ranging altitudes, the sheer variety of plant life in Mexico is outstanding, and perfect for a range of vegetarian recipes. Some of the world's most favourite ingredients originate in this incredible country - from sweet potatoes, vanilla and tomatoes to beans, squash and avocados - and this book is packed full of recipes that make the most of these stunning ingredients.