Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America (Hardcover)

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Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America (Hardcover)

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The 2013 James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year



How to cook everything Latin American.


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.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393050691
ISBN-10: 0393050696
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 912
Language: English
This extraordinary masterwork could only have been written by someone with an academic’s patience and sense of history and tradition. Vastly detailed and rich with anthropological, historical, and cultural information, I refer to this book first anytime I want to learn or better understand anything about Latin cuisine.
— Samin Nosrat, author of Salt Fat Acid Heat

This book not only answers the how but the why as well. Maricel is our bridge to the past, the h