LATINÍSIMO Cookbook: Sandra A. Gutierrez with Hetty McKinnon
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Join us for a conversation with journalist & cookbook writer Sandra A. Guitierrez to celebrate her new book Latinísimo: Home Recipes from the Twenty-One Countries of Latin America: A Cookbook. In conversation with Guitierrez will be Hetty McKinnon, author of Tenderhearts: A Cookbook About Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds.
“As practical and day-to-day useful as it is revelatory . . . A book to treasure today and to pass on to a new generation of cooks tomorrow.” —Dorie Greenspan, New York Times bestselling cookbook author
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ABOUT THE BOOK
An encyclopedic cookbook (from Chiles Rellenos and Tostones to Golden Coconut Chicken and Dulce de Leche Tart) celebrating Latin American home cooking—the first to cover the day-to-day home cooking of all twenty-one nations—by one of the most respected authorities on the subject.
In this monumental work, culinary expert Sandra A. Gutierrez shares more than three hundred everyday dishes—plus countless variations—that home cooks everywhere will want to replicate. Divided by ingredient—Beans, Corn, Yuca, Quinoa, and almost two dozen more—and featuring an extensive pantry section that establishes the fundamentals of Latin American cooking, Latinísimo brings together real recipes from home cooks in Argentina, Brazil, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
- Tortillas de Nixtamal (Fresh Masa Tortillas)
- Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)
- Arepas Clásicas (Classic Arepas)
- Solterito (Lima Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad)
- Sopa Seca con Albahaca à la Chinchana (One-Pot Spaghetti with Achiote and Basil)
- Pastel de Tres Leches (Tres Leches Cake)
And much, much more!
These are recipes that reflect the incredible breadth and richness of the culinary traditions of the region. Sweeping in its scope, and filled with history and stories, Latinísimo is an utterly essential resource for every kitchen.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Sandra A. Gutierrez is a journalist, food writer and historian, professional cooking instructor, and author of four cookbooks. She is considered one of the top national experts on Latin American foodways and on the Southern regional cuisine of the United States. She has been awarded the Les Dames D’Escoffier M. F. K Fisher Grand Prize Award for Excellence in Food Writing and her work has been recognized as part of the permanent FOOD exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. She lives in Cary, NC.
Hetty Lui McKinnon is a Chinese Australian cook and food writer. A James Beard Foundation finalist, she is the author of four other cookbooks, including the much-loved To Asia, With Love (2021), the award-winning Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day (2019), Neighbourhood: Hearty Salads and Plant-Based Recipes from Home and Abroad (2017), and Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen (2014). Hetty is also the editor and publisher of multicultural food journal Peddler and the host of the magazine’s podcast The House Specials. She is a regular recipe contributor to The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Epicurious.com, and ABC Everyday; and her recipes have appeared in Food52, the Guardian, The Washington Post and more. Born and raised in Sydney, she now resides in Brooklyn, New York.
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