Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 2012 - Cooking - 901 pages
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Gran Cocina Latina unifies the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world, from Mexico to Argentina and all the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean. In one volume it gives home cooks, armchair travelers, and curious chefs the first comprehensive collection of recipes from this region. An inquisitive historian and a successful restaurateur, Maricel E. Presilla has spent more than thirty years visiting each country personally. She’s gathered more than 500 recipes for the full range of dishes, from the foundational adobos and sofritos to empanadas and tamales to ceviches and moles to sancocho and desserts such as flan and tres leches cake. Detailed equipment notes, drink and serving suggestions, and color photographs of finished dishes are also included. This is a one-of-a-kind cookbook to be savored and read as much for the writing and information as for its introduction to heretofore unrevealed recipes.

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User Review  - Nancy Noyes-ward - Goodreads

Incredibly comprehensive. I have already referred to this many times. This is a foodie's cookbook. I know my love of growing food makes me insanely interested in agricultural history. There are those ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jarakelian - Goodreads

Huge book. Inspired my son to want to make some different Latin American food but the book mostly made me realize that I am really interested in cooking Mexican food and not every kind of Latin American food on the planet. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Maricel E. Presilla is the co-owner of Zafra and Cucharamama, two Latin restaurants in Hoboken, New Jersey. She holds a doctorate in medieval Spanish history from New York University and lives in Weehawken, New Jersey.

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