The Cuban Kitchen

The Cuban Kitchen

by Raquel Rabade Roque

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What is Cuban cuisine? A delectable intermingling of Spanish, Portuguese, Arabian, Chinese, and African culinary traditions—a true melting pot of all the influences that combine in Cuban culture.

Now, Raquel Rabade Roque gives us the definitive book of Cuban cuisine: encyclopedic in its range, but intimate and accessible in tone with more than five hundred recipes for classic, home-style dishes—from black bean soup to pork empanadas, from ropa vieja to black beans and croquetas, from tostones to arroz con pollo, from churros to café con leche—as well as the vividly told stories behind the recipes.

Based on the author’s family recipes, this is real Cuban cooking presented with today’s busy cooks in mind. Whether you are an experienced cook or a novice, a lover of Cuban cuisine or just discovering it, The Cuban Kitchen will become an essential part of your kitchen library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307595430
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 266,245
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Raquel Rabade Roque is the owner of the Downtown Book Center in Miami. She lives in Miami, Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Cuban Cooking: lore, history, and anecdotes xi

Stocking a Cuban Kitchen: Equipment and ingredients 3

Classic Cuban Cocktails: More than sugar and rum

Cócteles Clásicas Cubanos 7

Batidos: Milkshakes and juice drinks the Cuban way

Batidos y jugos Dropicales 26

Appetizers: Croquettes, ernpanadas, and frittors

aperitivos: croquetas, empanadas, y frituras 35

Broths, Soups, and Creams Cuban Style

caldos, sopas, y cremas al estilo cubano 51

Nutritious Potages

Potages más nutritivos 66

Cuban sandwiches, Wraps, and Chops

sándwiches y bocaditos 77

Dressings, Sauces, Mojos, and the Famous Sofrito

alinos, salsas mojos, y el sofrito 104

Vegetables and Root Vegetables

vegetables y viandas 22

Plantains in Many Variations

los plátanos en variantes 141

Rice Goes with Everything

el arroz va con toda 159

Pastas Cuban Style

pastas italianas a la cubana 176

Cuban Salads

ensaladas cubanas 190

Cuban Egg Recipes

platos rápidos con huevos 201

Tropical Catch of the Day

con el sabor del mar caribe 220

Chicken the Cuban Way

pollo a la cubana 244


carne de res 259


puerco 284

Veal, Sausage, and Other Meats

ternera, salchichas, y atras carnes 302

Cuban Baby Food

para los más pequeños 309

The Cuban Pressure Cooker

la olla a presión cubana 322

Light Cuban

platos ligeros cubanos 330

Cuban Desserts

postres cubanos 339

Cubanice Creams and Frozen Treats

helados y granizados cubanos 389

Cuban Coffee, Cortadito, and More

café cubano, cortadito, y más 404

Cuban Candies: Old- and new-fashioned

caramelos cubanos 408

Acknowledgments 415

Resources 417

Index 421

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The Cuban Kitchen 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
twin44 More than 1 year ago
great recipes, can find most ingredients locally