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The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History

by Ana Sofia Pelaez

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Aside from the amazing traditional Cuban recipes, which in itself is culinary Gold, the personal stories and anecdotes make the Cuban Table: A celebration of Food, Flavors, and History a must have for any lover of Cuban Cuisine, as well as the history behind the food.

I really enjoyed the little stories that Ana Sofia Pelaez tells in each chapter- like a welcoming host, she invites us into her kitchen and feeds us delicious food, as well as entertains us with family stories connected with the cuisine.

This is by far one of the best cookbooks I have opened in quite a long time. I cannot wait to start trying all of these recipes out on my family. The photos that accompany the recipes are beautiful-giving the cook something to aspire to. Well done! ( )
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"The Cuban Table is a comprehensive, contemporary overview of Cuban food, recipes and culture as recounted by serious home cooks and professional chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. Cuban-American food writer Ana Sofia Pelaez and award-winning photographer Ellen Silverman traveled through Cuba, Miami and New York to document and learn about traditional Cuban cooking from a wide range of authentic sources. Cuban home cooks are fiercely protective of their secrets. Content with a private kind of renown, they demonstrate an elusive turn of hand that transforms simple recipes into bright and memorable meals that draw family and friends to their tables time and again. More than just a list of ingredients or series of steps, Cuban cooks' tricks and touches hide in plain sight, staying within families or being passed down in well-worn copies of old cookbooks largely unread outside of the Cuban community. Here you'll find documented recipes for everything from iconic Cuban sandwiches to rich stews with Spanish accents and African ingredients, accompanied by details about historical context and insight into cultural nuances. More than a cookbook, The Cuban Table is a celebration of Cuban cooking, culture and cuisine. With stunning photographs throughout and over 110 deliciously authentic recipes this cookbook invites you into one of the Caribbean's most interesting and vibrant cuisines. "--… (more)

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