Carmen Aboy Valldejuli, nï¿½e Aboy Ferrer, was a member of one of Puerto Rico's most distinguished families. Her relatives included actor-director Josï¿½ Ferrer and Monsita Ferrer, who was a well-known pianist and composer. Brought up in the old Spanish tradition, Mrs. Valldejuli did not have the opportunity to discover the joy of cooking in one's own kitchen until she met and married a gourmet, the late Luis F. Valldejuli.
Curious about Puerto Rico's native cuisine, the Valldejulis researched and collected recipes together. Their efforts produced two other cookbooks available from Pelican, Cocina Criolla and Juntos en la Cocina.
Carmen Aboy Valldejuli expressed her hopes that, eventually, all readers may wend their way to Puerto Rico to sample these delicacies in the land of their origin. But, she was certain that the recipes in Puerto Rican Cookery would bring the flavor of the islands to your own table. Pelican also publishes the Spanish version of this book, Cocina Criolla, as well as the Spanish cookbook classic Juntos en la Cocina, written by Valldejuli and her husband, Luis F. Valldejuli. Valldejuli passed away in 2005.
Excellent for those of us who grew up on Puerto Rican cooking, but no longer have Abuela around to talk about recipes and cooking methods.Published 17 days ago by Sue
I bought this books for looks for my counter in the kitchen. Now I find myself using it to look up recipes for dishes I miss eating when I was in NYC.Published 2 months ago by Amazonwomen
THIS PUERTO RICAN COOKERY BOOK IS NUMBER ONE, AFTER I BOUNHT THISS BOOK I CONSIDERED MY SELF A NUMBER ONE CHEFFPublished 2 months ago by Willie Torres
The book was fine on arrival! Problem is that I as Puerto Rican have never heard of some of the recipes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Socorro Q. Scott