MASA: Techniques, Recipes and Reflections on a Timeless Staple (PRE-SALE)
This is a PRE-SALE. Each limited-edition copy will be signed by Jorge and will ship free. Additionally, each purchase on masienda.com between now and MASA’s official ship date (Spring 2022) will be entered to win a Molinito!
At the heart of every perfect tortilla is masa, a dough produced from nixtamalized, stone-ground corn that transforms into hundreds of Latin food staples, including tostadas, tamales, sopes, and pupusas. But what makes for decadent, wholly flavorful, outrageously good masa?
Written by Masienda founder, Jorge Gaviria, with input from tortilla artisans in Mexico, third-generation tortilleria owners in the United States, tortilla chip behemoths, molino operators on both sides of the border, food scientists, academics, corn breeders, journalists, and home cooks, MASA reveals the history and science behind masa as well as the replicable techniques and tools for making your own excellent masa at home–from dried kernel to fully realized dish.
MASA then demonstrates how to coax this staple into dozens of shapes and applications, from arepas to totopos, and bollos to salbutes, empowering cooks of any level to think creatively and adapt recipes confidently for their own use. In addition, 10 inventive recipes from top chefs–Daniela Soto-Innes, Carlos Salgado, Alex Stupak, and more–inspire new ways of relating to this timeless, dynamic food.
Like sourdough before it, craft masa is on the brink of a global culinary movement. This deeply researched, approachable, and STUNNING book is the tipping point for third-wave masa–the only book you’ll need to join for the ride.
With photography from Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott, the team behind best-selling cookbooks like Gjelina, Dining In, Nothing Fancy, and Dinner at the Long Table, there’s something in here for everyone–take our word for it.
Thank you for your interest in this limited-edition pre-sale. All copies will be personally signed by Jorge and will ship in early Spring 2022. In the meantime, we’ll send out a postcard to hold on to, or to pass along to anyone that might be receiving this as a gift (wink wink). We appreciate your choice to support small businesses and independent publishing!
MASA BOOK SHIPS FREE! Any additional items added to your cart will have shipping costs for those items only calculated upon checkout. Items ordered with the book will be fulfilled and ship immediately.
Published by Chronicle Books