''Amalia is a true ambassador for Latin American cuisine. Each dish she prepares brings a new and exciting adventure of flavors to the table. Her food is genuine and amazingly delicious!'' -- Jim Kleinsasser, former NFL football player for the Minnesota Vikings
''Amalia's recipes are fresh, healthy, and enticing with flavors of the Latin culinary cultures. Her robust and bold dishes make guests feel like they are having a family feast right in her grandmother's kitchen, cooked the way her grandmother taught her, with love, attention, and dedication.'' -- Tom McKinney, executive director, Make-A-Wish Minnesota
''Amalia is a rising star in the international culinary world and, with this new guide to Guatemalan cooking, has proven she can write as well as she cooks. These are savory, authentic dishes, but also absolutely cookable! Amalia's Guatemalan Kitchen is the place where I'll hang when I'm hungry for good food. Buen provecho, indeed! Happy cooking!'' -- --Bill Huebsch, chair of the board, Common Hope
Worldwide traveling has further enhanced Amalia's culinary and cultural perspective. During her second career, Amalia has supported many community-driven organizations through charitable donations of her time and skills and also co-founded Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (wemn.org), a nonprofit organization that fosters women entrepreneurship. Amalia also does consulting and custom recipe development.
She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Kenn (whose Danish origins add another cultural influence to Amalia's kitchen), and their son Jens.
My wife is from Guatemala and I bought this for her hoping it could be a helpful aid to sharing her culture and it was. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Parkin
I like the recipes. They are easy to follow and are very good. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the editor did a poor job in creating an ingredient list for each... Read morePublished 5 months ago by sme
Delicious recipes that are easy to follow. The book is very well written and the illustrations are wonderful. I ended up buying more to give as gifts to my friends.Published 8 months ago by Sean C.
Both the recipes and the illustrations are very informing.
It will be a very useful book to have as a complement to other Guatemalan koockbooks like
Cocina regional... Read more
I have purchased Amalia's cookbook many times and have given it to several friends who love cooking…. and they have all raved about this cookbook. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tamara
With glimpses into Guatemalan culture and traditional cooking techniques, followed by recipes for today's kitchen, cooks, and available ingredients, this cookbook is easy to use. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chrisreads
I have not cooked anything from the book yet, but I have looked through it and I love it! My husband is Guatemalan and we moved to the US a year ago and he misses the food a lot. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Melissa Penwell
Great book... if you are looking for an easy understandable and knowledgeable book this is the one to get... Read morePublished 10 months ago by FarGalavista
I appreciate the background Amalia gives about the food in Guatemala and the easy recipes in both the book and her cooking classes. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cooking in the Twin CIties