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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Review: Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America

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This is an encyclopedia of Latin American cooking, 150 pages of ingredients alone. I have two minor quibbles, one is the lack of nutritional information and the other is that a fair amount of the ... Read full review

Review: Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America

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Diverse view of Latin american cooking but many ingredients aren't available easily even in big US markets. And, many of the flavors I don't find appealing. Good for those looking for traditional, Latin american cooking. 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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