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Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes

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Puerto Rican cuisine, with its strong Spanish and African influences, holds a unique position in the world of Caribbean cooking. The food is spicy, hearty, healthy, sensuous, and adventurous. The 240-plus recipes included here range from traditional island dishes and drinks to the latest Nuyorican creations. Fully illustrated, this edition features a new preface by the author.
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Overview

Puerto Rican cuisine, with its strong Spanish and African influences, holds a unique position in the world of Caribbean cooking. The food is spicy, hearty, healthy, sensuous, and adventurous. The 240-plus recipes included here range from traditional island dishes and drinks to the latest Nuyorican creations. Fully illustrated, this edition features a new preface by the author.
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Rivera, a novelist and a Nuyorican (the term refers to a Puerto Rican raised or born in New York City), has compiled a wide-ranging collection of homestyle Puerto Rican recipes, both traditional dishes and those adapted or inspired by mainland cuisine. Many of them come from Rivera's extended family, and his readable headnotes and introductions include lots of family anecdotes as well as background on Puerto Rican culture and cuisines. Thoughtful wine suggestions accompany most dishes. Recipes from Puerto Rico appear in general Caribbean cookbooks, but there are few titles on its cuisine alone. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941423847
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/14/1993
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author


Oswald Rivera is a Vietnam War veteran and author of Fire and Rain. A recent retiree from the New York City Police Department, Rivera is of Puerto Rican descent and lives in New York City.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2004

    Puerto Rican Traditional Cooking at its best, excellent book

    I have thought many times of how I can pass down my traditional Puerto Rican recipes to my children but never had the time to sit and start writing them down. I have finally found the collection of treasured recipes that are easy to understand and its a no fail process. The recipes are prepared exactly the way I cook them myself, my mother and grandmother have for many years. Recipes are easy to understand and fix the results can be as fancy as you want to make them, overall you will have excellent results. The special comments come from the heart and are true every day life event, they were enjoyable since I have also experience them in the 60's. My plan is to order several copies as christmas gifts, as we need to keep out tradition alive. The recipes are easy to follow and you will have sucess all the time.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    The True Nuyorican Recipes

    This book is a blast from the past.As a former New Yorker I was excited with Mr.Rivera's book. It has reminded me of all the great Puerto Rican dishes I eat with family and friends in New York. I now continue cooking those great Puerto Rican dishes and they have become a way of life.This book has help to restore all the receipts I had forgotten or lost.This is truly the orginal Nuyorican Cuisine.Take my word on it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2004

    Absolutely Unique

    I have had this book in my possession from the local library 'on loan' for 7 years. I promise to return it now that its been reprinted. This book has all the tips and excellent recipes you remember from your childhood, the stories and even the correct wine to serve with each dish. Mr. Rivera has done an excellent job of putting together a book you cannot part with if you love this cuisine. Even if you don't know the glorious flavor of 'la Isla' this is a book worth taking a look at if you love to cook and ESPECIALLY IF YOU LOVE TO EAT! Thanks Oswald!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2003

    WOAH!

    This book is excellent. All of the recipes are easy to follow leading to delicious outcomes! Las comidas NuYoriquenas son muy deliciosas! Thank you Oswald!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    It was unbelievable to find a book that the recipe is true to th

    It was unbelievable to find a book that the recipe is true to the family tradition, I have bought three of these books in the past for friends and family who always ask for my recipes. Other books leave you wondering sometimes "what the hell is that, where do I buy that". This book is no nonsense common ingredients just like abuela taught me. Anyone looking for a good Puerto Rican cookbook would be a fool not to buy this one...

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  • Posted August 18, 2010

    Please make this available as an E-book!!

    I own the paperback and use it constantly -- but I would love to buy a digital version for my Nook, as well.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Yummy

    Recipes just like mom used to make.

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