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A gastronomic tour of Mexico – in pictures | The Guardian Taking in everything from the ‘largest sandwich ever seen’ to scorpion tacos, here are a few highlights from Mexico: A Culinary Quest, an epic book that travels across all 32 of the country’s states. Photographs by Adam Wiseman



Baja California Sur – Fishmonger Jorge Armando Pérez outside the fish market in La Paz. Bordered by Baja California, the Pacific and the Sea of Cortés, Baja California Sur has lots of sun, sea and sandy beaches, and rich fishing grounds. One rare delicacy caught there is, the panopea generosa, or Pacific geoduck, a clam that can grow to 20cm long.

San Luis Potosí

Rancheros outside Cantina la Bola, a bar in the village of Xilitla, which is famous for the surrealist sculptures created by artist Edward James in the jungle nearby, and for its particularly lively Day of the Dead celebrations, known in this region as Xantolo.

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Yucatán

For 60 years in the inland town of Kaua, 25km west of Valladolid, Antonia Chulim Noh, or La Tia, has been making tortillas and selling them outside her hut to passing lorry drivers – and tourists – from 4am until midnight each day. She uses maize harvested from their own fields by her husband, and her signature dish, poc-chuc, is thinly sliced pork marinated in orange and spices. Mexico: A Culinary Quest by Hossein Amirsadeghi and Ana Paula Gerard is published by Thames & Hudson (£45); to order a copy for £38.25, including UK p&p, visit https://www.guardianbookshop.com/mexico-a-culinary-quest.html

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Nayarit

Restaurant Mariscos Kikaa, in the small fishing village of Mexcaltitán, needs constant propping up to prevent it sinking into the lagoon. It serves some of Mexico’s best dried prawns.

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Zacatecas

The palm-ceilinged bar Cantina Tizoc on Calle Tacuba , in the city of Jerez.

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