Synopses & Reviews
"The best foreign cookbook honors go to Memories of a Cuban Kitchen. The book rings wonderfully true, both in its recipes and its evocations of pre-Castro Havana as recalled by author Mary Urrutia Randelman with heartfelt affection. This beautiful book is a memory piece as much as a cookbook."The Washington Times "Memories of a Cuban Kitchen will be an added treasure in any cook's library and a must in the kitchen of any American of Cuban heritage or anyone who's interested in exploring Cuban cooking more fully at home." The Miami Herald A Sampling of Remembered Dishes
- Bistec de Palomilla (Cuban Fried Steak)
- Moros y Cristianos (Black Beans and Rice)
- Ajiaco Criollo (Cuban Creole Stew)
- Pargo Relleno (Stuffed Red Snapper)
- Ensalada de Aguacate y Mango (Avocado and Mango Salad)
- Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan)
The first major collection of authentic Cuban recipes, now available in paperback
Memories of a Cuban Kitchen is a food memoir filled with reminiscences and evocative halftone photos of Mary Randelman's childhood in pre-Castro Cuba. The more than 200 traditional recipes present a luscious picture of a cuisine that combines Spanish, Indian, African, Chinese, and Portuguese influences.
Authentic Cuban recipes offer a mixture of Spanish, Indian, African, Chinese, and Portuguese cuisine, from appetizers like Green Plantain Chips, to such entrees as Roast Pork Creole, to tropical rum-based drinks and desserts.
Filled with reminiscences and evocative halftone photos of Randelman's childhood in pre-Castro Cuba, this book presents more than 200 traditional recipes for Cuban dishes, a cuisine that lusciously combines Spanish, Indian, African, Chinese, and Portuguese influences.
Table of Contents
Travels with Titi: Appetizers and Snacks.
La Majagua Tobacco Ranch: Soups and Stews.
El Chamizo Cattle Ranch: Meat and Poultry.
Varadero and Mariel: Fish and Shellfish.
Rosalie's Kitchen: Rice, Beans, and Eggs.
The Spa at San Diego De Los Ba?os: Salads and Vegetables.
Las Canas Orange Groves: Desserts.
An American in Havana: Drinks.