Combining the influences of Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean, Cuban cuisine is as much about family as it is about flavor. This traditional collection of Cuban recipes includes a range of favorite dishes—more than one hundred in all—to provide a culinary tour of the classic Cuban foods from starters and salads to mains, meats, and desserts.
Created for home cooks by a home cook, the recipes include step-by-step instructions to preparing and presenting such dishes as arroz con pollo (chicken with rice), ropa vieja (shredded beef), poliche (pot roast), flan, and fried sweet ripe plantains. Each recipe is titled in both Spanish and English, and a bilingual index allows for easy reference when searching for preferred dishes. From black beans and ham croquettes to roast pork shoulder with mojo and sweet potato pudding, each entry offers an authentically Cuban gastronomic experience.
About the Author
A native of Cuba, Martha Abreu Cortina grew up watching her mother cook. The recipes featured in her book were collected from her mother, aunts, and friends. A graduate of the University of Miami, Cortina has been teaching in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Miramar, Florida.
AUTHENTIC CUBAN CUISINE
By Martha Abreu Cortina
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Caribbean & West Indian
288 pp. 8 x 9 1/4
150 color photos Index
ISBN: 9781589809550 pb