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Paperback A Taste of Cuba: Recipes From the Cuban-American Community Book

ISBN: 0452270898

ISBN13: 9780452270893

A Taste of Cuba: Recipes From the Cuban-American Community

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It is said that Cuban food reflects the Cuban spirit--a hearty appetite for the sweetness and richness of life, and a respect for tradition spiced with the spark of adventure. Here are enticing spiced... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Cuban recipes

The recipes are very good, they follow our greatgrandomothers way to cook. Some of the recipes are time consuming but that's probably why cuban food taste so good

Cuban Recipes for Miami or Montana.

The Cuban cook in our household reviewed the book before it was shipped in a parcel of Cuban food items. The cookbook was deemed to be well organized and comprehensive. The recipes were representative of that which might be served within the Cuban-American community.

Best English Language Cuban Cookbook

As a Cuban born American, I know real Cuban cooking when I taste it, and this book has brought my family and friends countless kitchen joys. Simple, direct and easy to follow --- with little embellishment that serves to improve the recipes themselves --- "A Taste Of Cuba" allows us to experience the true essence of Cuban cookery. Unlike the "chic Cuban" styles of Asia de Cuba, Patria, chino-latino, Green makes no daring attempts to improve on the real thing, and that's the best way to enjoy this colorful delicious food over and over again! From standards like "Arroz Con Pollo" and "Lechon Asado" to "Camarones enchilados" and "ropa vieja" Green's passion for the condiments shines through. INstead of embellishing the dishes she realizes they're best left to the natural scents and zeitgeist that the best Cuban cooks - our abuelas and mami's - know is at the heart of the matter. Only "Cocina Criolla" - Nydia Villapol's(sp?) 60's classic is better or tastier or truer to the food's indigenous roots (alas, that's only available in SPanish, but every Cubano should proudly display a copy in their homw!) Linnette Green has done a fine job of mixing together the magical qualities of a legendary cuisine - fresh ingredients, attention bordering on love, colorful presentation, and a passion for the dishes themselves. Here, her characters are malangas and mangoes, frijoles and arroz, but "Like Water for Chocolate" her memories and passion stir the senses making your tastebuds soar! A WINNER!

A Taste of Heaven!!!

Every single recipe in this book has been a proven hit with my in-laws who are Cuban. It is authentic and the recipes are easy to follow. The ingredients are not expensive but the flavors just burst with every recipe. I have used this book for over a year and continue to get ideas out of it. I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes to cook.

a true taste of Cuba

Several of the recipes reminded of my Cuban mother's home cooking. Truly authentic and very tasty
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