MEZCLA

MEZCLA

Recipes to Excite

Summary

'One-in-a-million creativity, Ixta's food is simply outstanding!' Yotam Ottolenghi

'This is such a beautiful and joyful book.' Nigella Lawson

'Ixta is what we all long for in a cook. Innovative, passionate, exciting and accessible.' Andi Oliver

'Ixta has a unique culinary voice, producing food that's bold and intense and audacious. Buckle up. It's quite a ride.' Diana Henry

'Ixta is an alchemist with flavour. Thrilling recipes full of life and imagination. I can't wait to cook everything.' Jessie Ware


Everyday eating with built in wow factor - from the Ottolenghi protégé shaking up the food world.


MEZCLA means mix, blend or fusion in Spanish and in her first solo cookbook, Ixta Belfrage - loved for her inventive ingredient combinations - shares her favourite mezcla of flavours. Helpfully divided into quick recipes (for when you need something great on the table, fast) and longer recipes (for when you have time to slow down and savour the process), here are 100 bold, impactful recipes inspired by Italy, Brazil, Mexico and beyond. Creative, colourful and always delicious, this is food for every day and every occasion.

Includes quick, flavourful recipes, such as Giant Cheese on Toast with Honey and Urfa Butter and Chicken with Pineapple and 'Nduja, as well as dishes to spend more time over: Chiles Rellenos with Salsa Roja Risotto and Prawn Lasagne with Habanero Oil.

Reviews

  • I've been a mega fan of Ixta for years. The way she expresses life and color and soul into every dish is dang inspirational. And now you can have this feeling all to yourself, in book form! I keep mine on my bedside table and read it before I sleep and the first thing when I rise in the morning. Gives me that pep in my step just like her beautiful bold cooking!
    Eric Wareheim

About the author

Ixta Belfrage

Ixta Belfrage spent her youth absorbing food traditions in Italy, Mexico and Brazil. She began her culinary career at Ottolenghi's NOPI restaurant, before moving to the Test Kitchen, where she worked for Yotam Ottolenghi for five years, contributing to his columns in the Guardian and The New York Times. Ixta was Yotam's co-author on bestselling Flavour (2020).
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