A Taste of Puerto Rico: Traditional and New Dishes from the Puerto Rican Community

A Taste of Puerto Rico: Traditional and New Dishes from the Puerto Rican Community

by Yvonne Ortiz
     
 

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Yellow rice, papayas, guavas, pina coladas, adobo, cilantro, and recaito - color, spirit, and sun-splashed flavor identify the national cuisine of Puerto Rico. A Taste of Puero Rico is the first major cookbook in years to celebrate the vibrant foods of Puerto Rico, from hearty classics to today's new, light creations. Culinary professional Yvonne Ortiz

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Yellow rice, papayas, guavas, pina coladas, adobo, cilantro, and recaito - color, spirit, and sun-splashed flavor identify the national cuisine of Puerto Rico. A Taste of Puero Rico is the first major cookbook in years to celebrate the vibrant foods of Puerto Rico, from hearty classics to today's new, light creations. Culinary professional Yvonne Ortiz captures the very best of island cooking in 200 recipes for every course. Adapted for the modern kitchen but completely authentic, these wonderful dishes, bursting with tropical tastes, bring a rich and diverse culinary heritage to your table.

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Library Journal
Until recently, Puerto Rican cooking has been taken for granted or overlooked here. Now, with Oswald Rivera's Puerto Rican Cooking in America (LJ 11/15/93) and this new book from an accomplished food writer, the situation has begun to change. Ortiz, a Puerto Rican native and French-trained former chef, includes classic and regional specialties (despite the island's small size, distinct culinary differences are evident from one locale to another), recipes that reflect Spanish and African influences, and contemporary dishes from Puerto Rican cooks on the mainland and the island, as well as her own concoctions. Rivera's book emphasizes home-style cooking; although Ortiz includes the traditional dishes, too, her book is somewhat more sophisticated. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452275485
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
505,109
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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