Mexico at Your Fingertips
“The Mexico Book” by Ben Holden Crowther. This collection of absolutely breathtaking photographs of Mexico has an added bonus. The pictures in this book having been specifically licensed so that they can be used by anyone royalty free. “Mexico from the Inside Out” Enrique Olvera, one of the most famous and celebrated Mexican chefs working today. Olvera’s restaurant Pujol was ranked #1 in Mexico and #20 in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards. This chef written cookbook is in English and captures Mexican style cuisine, rooted in tradition but forward-thinking in its modern approach. “Maya Ruins of Mexico” by David and Jennifer Raezer. This guide serves as an ideal resource for travelers seeking a deeper understanding of this Maya cultural legacy through a comprehensive exploration of five ancient cities. “Plants in the Mayan Culture” by Svetlana Aleksandroff. 2000 photos of exotic plants, gourmet dishes and Mayan art and crafts. An illustrated guide to the diverse flora of the Mexican Caribbean and Yucatan Peninsula with an introduction into the world of traditional Mayan remedies, food and art. “The Cenotes of the Riviera Maya” by Steve Gerrard. This must have coffee table book features hundreds of stunning photographs it provides details of how and where to snorkel, dive and enjoy these beautiful watering holes. The second edition is published on October 1, 2015. “Mexico Sunlight & Shadows”. Short stories and essays by Mexico Writers, compiled by Michael Hogan and Linton Robinson. It is a literary collection about life in Mexico, for both expats, residents and locals across Mexico. “A Pictoral Guide to Common Fish in the Mexican Caribbean” by Fotografica Marina Kukulcan and photographer Luis Gomez. After many dives into the underwater world, this small pictorial sampling of the Mexican Caribbean’s most common fish was published and serves as a colorful guide in identifying what that under-bite challenged brown and white speckled fish is. “Endangered Mexico, An Environment On The Edge” by Joel Simon. This work, published in 1998, provides a readable, interesting, and broad appraisal of Mexican environmental issues, ranging from monarch butterflies to declining water tables, and their consequences for the country and still rings true 18 years later. “Map of Mexico (por los Carreteras)” by Guia Roji 2015. A complete road atlas for Mexico. All of the above books can be found on Amazon. Happy trails, discovery and reading!