The inspiring and highly inventive food Enrique Olvera cooks at Pujol is juxtaposed to winning effect with homestyle dishes and Araceli Paz's verité images of the Mexico from which it all came. Must cook: corn-husk meringue and corn mousse. (Phaidon, $75)
Mexico makes a strong showing in Pat Nourse's pick of this year's cookbooks in an otherwise globetrotting selection.
Photography Rodney Macuja