Puerto Rican Cuisine in America and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$15.47
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $4.48 (22%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 11 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Puerto Rican Cuisine in A... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes Paperback – September 26, 2002


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$15.47
$6.41 $6.40

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Rivera, a novelist and a Nuyorican (the term refers to a Puerto Rican raised or born in New York City), has compiled a wide-ranging collection of homestyle Puerto Rican recipes, both traditional dishes and those adapted or inspired by mainland cuisine. Many of them come from Rivera's extended family, and his readable headnotes and introductions include lots of family anecdotes as well as background on Puerto Rican culture and cuisines. Thoughtful wine suggestions accompany most dishes. Recipes from Puerto Rico appear in general Caribbean cookbooks, but there are few titles on its cuisine alone. Recommended.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Oswald Rivera is a Vietnam War veteran and author of Fire and Rain. A recent retiree from the New York City Police Department, Rivera is of Puerto Rican descent and lives in New York City.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Cookbooks for Your Thanksgiving Feasts
Find tips, guides, and all-around inspiration for Thanksgiving and other festive gatherings in Thanksgiving in Books.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press; 2nd edition (September 26, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568582447
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568582443
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

I was so happy to receive this book and can't wait to start cooking.
diana
Purchase item as a gift for my husband. he loves it, and has cooked several dishes from the book.
Florence Cleveland
It has lots of recipes, and the instructions are very easy to follow.
Cynthia Raymond

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By EC on June 2, 2003
Format: Paperback
I'd been looking for a good Puerto Rican cookbook..When I saw "Nuyorican" in the title I was like Alright!..I'm a Nuyorican and it's been years since I'd tasted any of the old recipes - papas rellenas (stuffed potatoes), pernil (roast pork), tostones (fried green platains) just even some of the basic spices used. There aren't alot of puertorican restaurants here, one cuban restaurant that I know of. I picked up the book and just reading about the spices used helped me figure out what I was missing when cooking some of my Mom's recipes.
There are recipes that call for frying, that's true but as the author states, the idea is cook on very high heat and not to cook too much at once - for me having a deep fryer works great for the recipes that call for it.
I've gone through some of the recipes so far and I haven't been disappointed yet. I've either taken them directly as stated adn/or compared them to my recipes to see what I might be missing.
For those looking to make pasteles, this book even has a diagram on how to wrap them up. Just seeing the recipe for pasteles had my eyes lit up. If you think making tamales is a project, try making a pasteles :-)
This book is definitely worth the price and if he makes another edition, I'll buy it :-)
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Katherine Hoagland on June 25, 2003
Format: Paperback
Finaly I know the secret behind making 'pasteles' and 'sancocho'. Looking through the recipes I was so touched I felt like crying. Perhaps it's silly but food is a huge part of the Puerto Rican culture and there are many foods that take years to learn and perfect, (especially since Abuela didn't believe in measuring anything). A pinch of this, a dash of that. Now I have a strong foundation to build on. It's so wonderful to be able to bring our tradition into my home. This is the most authentic account of Puerto Rican and Nuyorican cooking I have ever read. It's given me a peek at my Grandma's magic in the kitchen and reminds me of home. I strongly recommed this book, no matter what culture you are from. Read, cook, and enjoy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Ricardo Ocasio on March 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
I've purchased several latino cookbooks, but this one by far captured the most popular dishes cooked at home by my family. The essence of the New York Puerto Rican experience and cuisine is accurately captured. Having moved from New York City to cities where there are few Carribean Spanish style restaurants I had to rely on cookbooks to get those dishes I was missing. In true Nuyorican fashion, it mixes its anecdotes with splashes of Spanish buzzwords. I use this book more than the others because of its simplicity and it's helpful tips on finding or making some of the ingredients. It even tells you how some things can be substituted in lieu of having to make it from scratch.
I use the book now more as a template as I've learned to tweak the recipes to make them more to my liking, but it's a very good starting point. The historical background of our people was a welcome plus and each recipe is followed by a suggested wine to accompany it.
I was really glad to have found this book. I highly reccomend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By T. Gonzalez on November 5, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is the best Puerto Rican cookbook I have seen. The recipes are so easy to follow and fool-proof. I'm Italian and my Hubby is Puerto Rican. Everything I've cooked from these recipes, he has loved....Thank you Mr. Rivera... my Felix has even cooked a few of your dishes!!! Please don't hesitate in buying this book...it's wonderful!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic cookbook. I am of English/Irish heritage but my husband is Puerto Rican and I LOVE Puerto Rican food. Puerto Rican family and friends have showed me how to make many dishes but I could never get my rice to come out good. I followed the recipe in this book and perfect! One nice feature is, on several recipes, the author includes 2 or 3 ways to make the same dish based on variations on the recipe within her family. So, there are several ways to try. It also includes how to make a lot of the powdered store bought seasoning (like Adobo) from scratch. I highly recommend this book to ANYONE who loves flavorful food...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Frank Morales Jr on April 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
The recipes in this book are easy to follow, and prepare. The first recipe i used was for the chicken noodle soup (Sopa de Pollo con Fideos). The aroma instantly took me back to those cold, rainy, fall days living in New York as a kid because that is when abuelita (grandma) took over in the kitchen and made a HUGE pot of this soup. WOW!!! I enjoy the tastes, aromas, and memories this book invokes. I always compare the tastes to what abuelita used to cook and so far i can not tell the difference. I can not put this book down. I enjoy using the recipes in this book, and my wife enjoys me cooking because it is one less meal she has to cook. These recipes (in my opinion) are as authentic tasting as you're going to get. I sincerely recommend this book to anyone who needs/wants to keep the "nuyorican" palette alive.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By True Nuyorican on August 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
It's true that our Abuelas didn't write anything down, rather they cooked from taste and sight. In Latin cultures, food is a large part of the culture because we use this as a time to interact with family and with friends.

This book makes it easy to recreate some of those things for which Abuela didn't share the recipe. Mr. Rivera's recipes are flavorful and are truly the REAL THING!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Frequently Bought Together

Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes + Puerto Rican Cookery + A Taste of Puerto Rico: Traditional and New Dishes from the Puerto Rican Community
Price for all three: $50.34

Buy the selected items together