Everything that smells Latino is on the rise, and there are good reasons for it. Who doesn’t like to listen to Despacito? Or a sensual bachata and salsa? Or read the poems of Pablo Neruda? But today we are here for another great thing of Latin America, its cooking. Who doesn’t love tacos, fajitas, or ceviche? With this list of 5 Latin American cookbooks, you will be able to bring your favorite Hispanic dishes home and prepare them yourself.
1. Mexico The Cookbook
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In 700 pages leading Mexican cooking researcher Margarita Carillo Arronte introduces Mexican food with the comprehensive Mexico The Cookbook. It showcases the diversity of flavors of Mexican cuisine with 200 full-color photographs. This cookbook is basically the definitive cookbook of Mexican cuisine, learn how to prepare your own tacos, fajitas, or quesadillas! Chapters are divided as follows: Snacks and Street Food, Starters and Salads, Eggs, Soups, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Accompaniments, Rice and Beans, Breads and Pastries, and Drinks and Desserts.
2. The Cuban Table
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Who doesn’t like Cuban-style arroz con pollo or frijoles negros? The Cuban Table is a celebration of Cuban cuisine and culture, with professional photographies of 110 authentic Cuban recipes and hidden Cuban tricks that make The Cuban Table not a mere compilation of ingredients and steps. If you love Cuban food, this cookbook is a must-have.
3. Puerto Rican Cookery
- Puerto Rican Cookery$59.99
English translation of Carmen Valldejuli’s classic Cocina criolla, the standard reference on traditional criollo cookery. Puerto Rican cookery contains many of the ingredients you are already familiar with, and some delightful unique ones that you may not know. If you are from Puerto Rico or of Puerto Rican ancestry, or you just love Caribbean cooking, I encourage you to get this cookbook ASAP.
4. Peru The Cookbook
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Peruvian chef and restaurant owner Gastón Acurio publishes the definitive cookbook on Peruvian cooking, with 500 recipes from the home cooking of Peru. Popular classics like quinoa and ceviche and lesser known dishes like amaranth and aji amarillo are all covered in Peru the Cookbook.
5. The Easy Puerto Rican Cookbook
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The Easy Puerto Rican Cookbook is packed with 100 classic recipes made simple, so you can create mouthwatering Puerto Rican meals in your own kitchen with ease. Many of the dishes included take less than 30 minutes to prepare and require 5 or less ingredients, making them truly easy to prepare. From these 5 Latin American cookbooks, this one is the one that pays more attention to providing easy and quick recipes.
You may also find interesting these other cookbooks…
- Mediterranean Diet Cookbook$12.99
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- La Cocina de Mama: The Great Home Cooking of Spain$38.00
You can also find these books and many more of Spanish cooking in the Spanish cookbooks section of the Store, or check out the article with the Top 10 Spanish cookbooks. Moreover, you can find Spanish history books, travel guides, books to learn Spanish, or classic Spanish literature in English. Please subscribe to The History of Spain Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify and other directories, and support the show on Patreon!