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Argentina Cooks!: Treasured Recipes from the Nine Regions of Argentina (Hippocrene Cookbook Library) Hardcover – November 1, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of "Argentina Cooks" for months, hoping to finally receive guidance in making those treasured meals.
I am pleased that the book does contain a good number of the dishes that I was anticipating, like milanesa, gnocchi, and alfajores. And, I almost broke into tears when I saw that it included a recipe for my beloved "pastelitos", a treat that I have not tasted in at least eight years.
However, I was a bit surprised to see that the section on Cordoba contained a large number of recipes for dishes that I had never tasted or heard of. While many of the dishes sound enjoyable, I can't help but point to the notable lack of recipes with an Italian influence. (About 40% of the Argentine population is Italian). Where are the recipes for ravioli, cappeletti, and cannelones? Not to mention the very tasty roasts (chicken and beef) that the Argentines prepare, arroz con leche (a childhood favorite), and pasta frola (cake with quince paste). These are all dishes that I found repeated over and over again in the homes that I visited, and would have expected to be included.
Though I am a bit disappointed by the lack of certain recipes, this is a wonderful and varied cookbook that reflects the tremendous diversity of the country, and is sure to appeal to just as diverse an audience!
The recipes are authentic, well researched and elegantly presented.
The traveling information is even better.
Please , Ms. Brooks do us honor, again.
various regions. I had tried to cook the milanesa,
one of my favorite dish when I resided in Buenos Aires
back in the early 80's. It turned out delicious. This
book reminds me of how great Argentine cuisine could be.
However, this book lacks colorful pictures. I think that
with some colorful examples, this book can attract more
attention in the bookstores.
I have collected many good cooking books by Stellino,
Pepin, etc. I am glad that I purchased this book.
I can't wait to see Ms. Brook's next cooking book. This book
is definitely worth the price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered this book figuring it would be a great resource for Argentine cooking. I'm from Argentina so I was really looking forward to doing some of my childhood dishes like my mom... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dave in Santa Clarita
I didn't enjoy much of this recipe book. It was just not my cup of tea. Sorry, but, a bit boring.Published on March 24, 2014 by S. D. Hill
Like the author, my friend is from Cali and is married to an Argentinian. This was the perfect gift. The book had a lot of pictures and a lot of history about Argentina. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Coco
I loved this book as I lived in Argentina and had to learn to cook there! 50 years too late!Published on May 12, 2013 by Natalie bosscher
I expected to find the traditional recipes that my grandmother and mother used to cook. Most of the recipes are new for me and use a lot of new ingredients. Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by Ana Romero
This is a brilliantly created recipe book. Full of culinary genius and wonderful detail about the regions they originate from. Read morePublished on February 14, 2009 by nazruler
We belong to a Gourmet Club for 20 some years. We revisited Argentina this past weekend and it was a success! We had 6 courses and all were very good, well explained. Read morePublished on October 6, 2008 by Mayte