Cuban Home Cooking: Favorite Recipes from a Cuban Home Kitchen

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9780942084085: Cuban Home Cooking: Favorite Recipes from a Cuban Home Kitchen

Florida's best selling Cuban home cooking cookbook. These time-honored dishes meld with the rhythm and spices of the Caribbean. Savor the artistry of authentic Cuban cuisine at its best: pollo frito, ropa vieja, carne con papas, garden eggs and many, many more! Distinctive flavors and easy preparation techniques abound. This very practical compilation contains the best of the classics, minus the tropical fats and oils commonly associated with island cuisines. A complete Cuban glossary in both English and Spanish offers simple substitutes.

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Once exotic, Cuban cuisine has now entered the mainstream. Similar to Spanish cooking but with distinctive spice blends created by the Cuban people, authentic Cuban cooking is fresh, aromatic, and delicious. Cuban Home Cooking will inspire you to stock your kitchen with cumin, oregano, saffron, and peppers, put on your apron, and fire up your stove!


You’ll learn how to make a variety of appetizers and sides; delicious entrees featuring chicken, beef, pork, and seafood; delectable sweets; and even the perfect Cuban sandwich. This revised edition includes additional recipes. Most ingredients can be found in your local supermarket, and a useful glossary provides ideas for substitutions if you don’t have some of the ingredients on hand.


Jane Cossio and Joyce LaFray, both experts in Cuban cuisine, have decades of experience cooking Cuban dishes in their own kitchens. Their simple and easy-to-follow recipes include caldo gallego (a luscious soup with chorizo and greens), plátanos dulces fritos (fried sweet plantains), ropa vieja (shredded beef), flan (Cuba’s most popular dessert), and of course, real café Cubano—the finishing touch to any home-cooked Cuban meal.

About the Author:

Joyce LaFray, acknowledged to be one of the country's foremost food experts, has earned plaudits for her ability to educate and entertain in a cornucopia of media settings. Restaurant reviewer, author, lecturer, and editor, Joyce has developed a rapidly growing, enthusiastic group of fans who follow her food paths in Florida and throughout the country.
Her readers have faithfully followed her exploits and adventures in the fields of food, wine, and travel, via a myriad number of cookbooks and restaurant guides. Joyce is a frequent contributor to Gourmet Retailer, Where and many other food and travel magazines. When food writers visit Florida they call Joyce for advice on which restaurants to visit...from the New York Times...to Food & Wine...to USA Today.

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