Shannon Bard is the chef and co-owner of Zapoteca in Portland, Maine. She has cooked at the James Beard House and has won numerous awards including Best of New Hampshire and Best Farm-To-Table Restaurant. Her work has been featured in Bon Appetit, Saveur and Food and Wine. Shannon lives in Kennebunk, Maine.
Mexican food is a favorite among people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Even so, many people are afraid to try their hand at creating authentic Mexican dishes because it seems too difficult. Chef Shannon Bard, co-owner of Zapoteca, a popular Mexican restaurant in Maine, is here to show you how to create bold Mexican flavors at home for new unforgettable meals.
Recipes include Shannon’s flavorful Roasted Oaxaca Spiced Orange and Butternut Squash Soup and her savory Sautéed Mexican Mussels with Chorizo and Tequila.
Shannon has cooked at the James Beard House and Arzak, the 8th best restaurant in the world. Her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Saveur and Food and Wine. Her food is admired not only by the restaurant-goers of Maine and New Hampshire, but also by people all over the world.
Now, readers can cook over 100 gourmet Mexican dishes just like the food Shannon serves at her restaurant, and they can do it with ease.