Carmen Aboy Valldejuli expressed her hopes that, eventually, all readers may wend their way to Puerto Rico to sample these delicacies in the land of their origin. But, she was certain that the recipes in Puerto Rican Cookery would bring the flavor of the islands to your own table. Pelican also publishes the Spanish version of this book, Cocina Criolla, as well as the Spanish cookbook classic Juntos en la Cocina, written by Valldejuli and her husband, Luis F. Valldejuli. Valldejuli passed away in 2005.
The late Carmen Aboy Valldejuli is also the author of Cocina Criolla, the standard reference work on Puerto Rican cooking that has more than 287,000 copies in print in Spanish. The English edition of Cocina Criolla is entitled Puerto Rican Cookery, which has more than 167,000 copies in print. Both are published by Pelican.
Mrs. Valldejuli passed away in 2005.