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Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes
     

Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes

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by Oswald Rivera
 

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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

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568582443
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.91(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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Puerto Rican Cuisine in America 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I cook, recipes are strictly for advise on how someone else made a dish, that I liked in the past, and now I'm going to put my spin on it. The advise in this book was amazing, I am trying far more than I ever thought I would. I'm neither a New Yorker, or a Puerto Rican, but I love the food, and would absolutely, whole heartedly recomend this cookbook to everyone.
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deesride More than 1 year ago
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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ElleEY More than 1 year ago
I own the paperback and use it constantly -- but I would love to buy a digital version for my Nook, as well.
NanaEC More than 1 year ago
Recipes just like mom used to make.
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