HENDRIK VARJU lives and works near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His mother was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, so Hendrik has been cooking and enjoying Mexican food his entire life.
Hendrik has always been a natural born teacher. In addition to spending years perfecting his Mexican recipes, Hendrik has a serious passion for teaching others his cooking techniques. Finding a person who is highly skilled not only with the ingredients but also with the ability to teach is a rare combination. Yet that is exactly what Hendrik offers.
Hendrik runs his cooking instruction and dinner party business, Passion for Food, with the specific goal of educating others about Mexican food and the stunning ingredients used to make it. His motto in his business is "preserving family traditions through cooking instruction" and he tirelessly teaches others the importance of coming together as a family to cook and eat often.
Mexican Dinner Parties is the culmination of years of perfecting recipes and developing new ones that highlight the bounty of Mexican ingredients. The book not only gives you complete menus for six very elaborate dinner parties, but it also includes "Techniques Pages" that highlight some of the key skills used in Mexican cooking. By the time you've cooked every recipe in the book, you will not believe how much new knowledge you will have acquired about Mexican cooking techniques and flavours. And, of course, eating your way through those recipes with your family will create memories that last a lifetime. Mexican Dinner Parties will guide you simply and expertly through the skills you need to learn if you are passionate about Mexican food. Buen provecho!
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