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Title:
A taste of Cuba
Author:
Llamas, Beatriz.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Interlink Books, [2005]

©2005
Physical Description:
139 pages: color illustrations; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781566565530
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library TX716.C8 A44 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Cuban cuisine is a fascinating mixture of cultures and ingredients drawn from the island's complex history and its wide-ranging natural resources. "A Taste of Cuba" takes readers on a gastronomic tour of the Caribbean's biggest island, offering recipes for appetizers, soups, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.


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Library Journal Review

Llamas, a Spanish-born cooking teacher and caterer, now lives in Havana with her family. Her charming and well-researched book opens with a brief overview of Cuban cooking, which was shaped primarily by the Spanish conquistadors who arrived in 1492, the African slaves they brought to the island, and the plantation owners of French ancestry who fled to Cuba from Haiti at the end of the 18th century. Included here are both traditional and modern recipes, incorporating dishes from restaurant chefs, home cooks, and street food vendors. Head notes provide additional historical and culinary background, and watercolor illustrations on almost every page add to the book's appeal. With few recent titles on the subject, Llamas's cookbook is recommended for most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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