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In the first cookbook to encompass the full spectrum of Latin American cooking all across America today, Himilce Novas and Rosemary Silva offer 200 enticing recipes that have been drawn from the home kitchens of Americans with roots in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, and nearly every other corner of Latin America.

Spicy, colorful, and full of surprises, Latin flavors are the latest rage with Nuevo Latino chefs from New York to Los Angeles. But here the exotic is translated into wonderful everyday dishes that home cooks can easily master.

For starters, Novas and Silva give us luscious Chilled Roasted Sweet Red Pepper and Coconut Soup or Orange-Scented Roasted Pumpkin Soup and appetizers known as antojitos ("little whims")--Bayamo's Fried Wontons with Chorizo and Chiles or a Costa Rican Black Bean and Bacon Dip.

For main courses, there are hearty delights like Piri Thomas's Chicken Asopao or a Heavenly Potato Pie with Minced Beef, Raisins, and Olives.

Center stage in many a meal are the rice and bean dishes with countless delicious variations on the theme, like Gallo pinto, Red Kidney Beans and Rice, and "Jamaican coat of arms",  also called Rice and Peas (which are actually small red beans).

And to satisfy the Latin appetite any time of day, also included here is a rich array of tamales, empanadas, and other turnovers, like Little Brazil Shrimp Turnovers stuffed with shrimp and hearts of palm.

From Cristina, the Cuban American talk show hostess in Miami, to U.S. Representative Henry B. González of Texas, from film producers and opera singers to young students and grandmothers, the authors have gathered, along with the family recipes and their origins, stories of the past and of the good times celebrated in America. Novas and Silva also offer invaluable information on Latin American chiles, on the earthy appeal of plantains and tubers like yuca and taro, and on other special foods that give these dishes their unique character, along with mail-order sources for hard-to-get ingredients.

An exuberant one-of-a-kind cookbook that will add a new dimension to the American table.

About the Author

Himilce Novas is a novelist, poet, playwright, historian, and radio commentator. She has written for the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Connoisseur, and Cuisine, and is also the author of four previous books and the host of a popular Santa Barbara radio show. She teaches American literature and lectures widely on Latino history and culture. She lives in California.

Rosemary Silva is a teacher and the author of two previous books. A gifted cook, she spent many summers perfecting her craft at her mother's restaurant in Austin, Texas. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and has taught at Mount Holyoke College and Amherst College. She has spent the last eight years researching Latin American cooking in the United States. She lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679444084
With:
Silva, Rosemary
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
With:
Silva, Rosemary
Author:
Novas, Himilce
Author:
Silva, Rosemary
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Cookery, latin american
Subject:
Latin Americans -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Spanish
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - South American & Latin American
Subject:
Latin Americans -- United States.
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Spanish and Portuguese
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Knopf Cooks American
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
57 PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS IN
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.6 x 7 x 1.2 in 1.5175 lb

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