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With 400 entries and over 200 illustrations, plus stories about the ingredients used in every major Latin cuisine, this guidebook identifies and tells you how to use the vast array of herbs, chilies, fruits, sauces, meats, beans and prepared foods at your neighborhood mercado. A bonus section of the author's favorite Latin recipes will help you create delicious authentic dishes.
About the Author
Linda Bladholm is an accomplished writer and chef. She resides in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Linda Bladholm, a Miami chef and food columnist, provides a handy shopping guide for ethnic markets with 400 entries and over 200 illustrations. Part One covers the basics, including a chapter on Latin culture and cooking as well as seven chapters detailing key ingredient classes. Staples are described (alternate names are provided) as well as suggestions for using them. Part Two addresses items for cuisines by country or region: Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, the Caribbean and Afro-Caribbean. Sidebars include fun food facts. There is an index and four appendices on equipment, cooking techniques, 25 recipes, and mail order sources