Cooking: Spain and Latin America

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Cooking: Spain and Latin America

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, check out these cookbooks celebrating the culinary diversity of the Spanish speaking world.

The Spanish, Middle Eastern, and African Cookbook by Pepita Aris et al.
Enjoy traditional dishes from Spain, Africa and the Middle East!  To enhance your cooking experience, you'll learn about the cuisines and cultures of the featured areas. Full color photos accompany the text.

The South American Table by Maria B. Kijac
Take a culinary tour of South America through its food in this book! You'll find a wide variety of recipes including from beverages, vegetables, meats, fish, main dishes and more. The author also provides an introduction to the geography and culture of South America. A glossary and dictionary of terms follows the text.

Mexican Today by Pati Jinich
Local chef Pati Jinich presents a mix of contemporary and traditional dishes from her native Mexico. She also provides her cooking tips and suggestions with many of the recipes.  Full color photos accompany the text.

This is Brazil by Fernanda de Paula
Enjoy the cuisine of Brazil! The author, who is a native Brazilian, shares recipes of street foods, home cooking and sweet treats and drinks. You'll also get a glimpse of local life throughout the book. Full color photos accompany the text.

The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden
Take a culinary tour of Spain in this fascinating cookbook. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the historical influences and cultures of the regions of Spain. In the second part, the author presents a wide selection of recipes from each of the regions. Full color photos accompany the text.

Churrasco: Grilling the Brazilian Way by Evandro Carnegato
Churrasco is a style of barbecuing made by immigrant gauchos (cowboys) in southern Brazil during the early 19th century. The book features over 70 recipes and provides tips of how to prepare churrasco at home. A glossary of terms is included; color photos accompany the text.

Bonus:
This country was influenced by Spain in its cuisine...
The New Portuguese Table by David Leite


Check out DC Public Library's Hispanic Heritage Month events and resources!