Puerto Rican Cookery

Puerto Rican Cookery

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by Carmen Valldejuli
     
 
"Takes the reader on an interesting culinary journey." -Key West Citizen

"The foremost authority on Puerto Rican cooking is a silver haired, stylish, and warmly hospitable woman named Carmen Aboy Valldejuli . . . [her books] are considered today to be the definitive books on island cooking."
-New York Times

"Its recipes are authentic, well tested, and exactly

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"Takes the reader on an interesting culinary journey." -Key West Citizen

"The foremost authority on Puerto Rican cooking is a silver haired, stylish, and warmly hospitable woman named Carmen Aboy Valldejuli . . . [her books] are considered today to be the definitive books on island cooking."
-New York Times

"Its recipes are authentic, well tested, and exactly written." -Cecily Brownstone, food editor, Associated Press

Puerto Rican Cookery, now in its twenty-third printing with 130,000 in print, has become the standard reference on traditional native cookery (cocina criolla). According to the San Juan Star, "the cookbook is seen and is more likely better read in some homes than the religious tome. . . . [it] is considered a primer for beginning cooks . . . a textbook for home economists and it is a guide for the gourmet as well."

The recipes in this book are as bewitching as an off-shore breeze, plumbing the mysteries of native dishes in accurate and easy-to-follow details that assure the success of every recipe-whether it is for Pickled Chicken or Sweet Potato Pudding. In Puerto Rican Cookery, the late Carmen Aboy Valldejuli traces the development of traditional native cookery and reveals secrets of the essence of Puerto Rican cookery-keymark to fabulous island delicacies. Native Taino petroglyphs illustrate this handsome book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882894119
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/31/1983
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
110,300
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

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.

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Puerto Rican Cookery 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I grew up in Puerto Rico, my mother used Cocina Criolla as a resource for all kinds of recipes. Mother has always been an excellent cook, so I knew the book was good. When I got married in 1982, Pavillion Limoges where we had our wedding list, gave me an autographed copy of Mrs. Valldejuli's book. Twenty-four years later, the book has a preferential spot in my kitchen in Colorado. It also shows how much it has been used by the 'aging spots' inside its pages. With Cocina Criolla I have learned to make my childhood favorites like 'pastelillos volados', 'funche', 'mantecaditos', and other wonderful dishes. I have purchased Puerto Rican Cookery as a wedding gift for some of my anglo friends that enjoy my cooking, knowing that Mrs. Valldejuli's book will take care of their cravings for 'Boricua' food.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me to read by a co-worker who I would share recipes with. I am Puerto Rican but born in Phildelphia. I never been to Puerto Rico and I cook spanish food but did not know how to do some dishes. This book has taken me to Puerto Rico with out leaving home. I plan to buy four books and pass them on to my three children so they can share the love with their children and contiune the tradition of home cooked spanish meals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book, I bought it in a little bookstore in the Lower eastside NY I fell in love with the book and the Store. I myself am Puerto Rican and I know these Recipes by heart but I always love to try different ways of making certain dishes. I lost my copy and am going to buy another. I just Love it and I'm a cook and a book Lover, food is my Passion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to anyone that wants to try new cuisine or just remember grandmas Puerto Rican cooking. I got my copy from my mother wile in college. It was the lifesaver for many of us college Puertoriquenos absent from the island and homesick. All the recipes we did came out close to what was expected as some of the ingredients we were able to get at the local grocer were either not fresh (spices and herbs) or not the correct ones in cans (Puerto Rican can food products).
Guest More than 1 year ago
So far, every Puerto Rican I know seems to have this cookbook somewhere in their house. The recipes are very good. There is absolutely no disappointment here. The only way any recipe could ever come out wrong is if you try to compensate fresh ingredients for CANNED ones throughout the recipe. A few canned ingredients are acceptable but not everything...or else you will come out with a mess. (In the old days canned food wasn't the way to go...and these recipes are based on that same principal...there's a big difference.) I greatly recommend this cookbook to anyone wanting to try something new or those who are in search of old 'lost' recipes.
BETTYBOOPDOLLY777 More than 1 year ago
ALL THE PUERTO RICAN RECIPES ARE EXCELLENT! MAKES ME WANT TO GO BACK TO PUERTO RICO LOL :)
Yvonne22 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book with classic Puerto Rican recipes. I have this book in Spanish and English. I just purchased this book for my son, who has moved away from home and wanted to be able to cook the things I make at home. This book is a classic. The Spanish first edition is the book my mother learned how to cook when she got married over 50 years ago. Recipes are easy to follow and the food is great.
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meMD More than 1 year ago
Puerto Rican cookery contains many of the ingredients with which we are familiar and some delightful local ones with which we are not. This makes it a great inspiration in adding new ingredients to old favorite recipes. This second copy is a gift!
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K_L_M More than 1 year ago
Bought the book after returning from a family trip to PR to visit family down there. Recipes are fairly easy to follow and have yummy results.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my mother brought me this book from puerto rico tried several dishes and they did not come out well there are to many can products that make the dishes especialy desserts come out wrong.