This is the first cooking book published by Villegas Editores. It is, just like its protagonists, an exquisite and sweet culinary sample taken from some of the most illustrious tropical children: fruits. Diverse and succulent, fruits do not only enrich a vast and delightful recipe book rich in flavours, vitamins and minerals, but also embody a diverse arsenal of medical benefits, unknown to the regular consumer. The pages of "Delicious Tropical Fruits" include a detailed history on the origin and the practical uses of each fruit, from avocado to zapote. In addition, they introduce the reader to an exquisite array of easy and delicious recipes created around these natural gifts, which are cultivated across the Colombian territory, where the versatile weather diversity offers a wide range of textures, flavours and shapes to suit every taste. Written by Liliana Villegas, the book is not only a delight for taste but also an invitation to know a long and sweet tradition that is part of Colombia’s culinary history. Furthermore, through time, this tradition has delighted, more and more, the most demanding palates of the world with its immensity of colours, scents and flavours.
Liliana Villegas is not only creative and dynamic but also a fanatic of good eating. She has a deep knowledge of the Old Caldas Colombian region, and she lives, works and cooks, especially fruit recipes, in Manizales, capital city of the department. This versatile woman has explored several branches of art. She started at the textile workshop of Los Andes University, moved on to fashion, carpet, doll and interior design and finally specialized in Fine Arts at the Parsons School of Design of New York and Paris. This is her third book after "IWOUYA, La Guajira a través del Tejido" (IWOUYA, Guajira Through Weaving, 1982) and "ARTEFACTOS, Objetos de la Vida Cotidiana del Viejo Caldas" (ARTEFACTOS, Every Day Crafts from Old Caldas, 1988).