What a creative perspective on food! Pairing exciting recipes with magical spells results in yummy dishes with interesting and whimsical back-stories. Not since Like Water for Chocolate and Chocolat, have I found a book about food so compelling and at times even sensual. I have only made a few of the recipes, but my faces include Apple Tatin Incantation and Cheese and Tomato Torte for Getting Some. Hats off to Mr. Pagancoss for writing such an original and fascinating cookbook. --Adam, from D.C. Owner of A Mano
About the Author
A Miami downtowner and Puerto Rican native, Harry is the author of Pure Pleasure: Spellbinding Recipes, host of the upcoming Passion Gourmet, a reality cooking show and contributor for Tr3s, formerly MTV en EspaÃ±ol. Harry began the culinary journey that he envisioned when was only nine years old as he began a small publication while in elementary school as a means to publish articles about food. After years of travel, a Master degree in health and a short incursion into the medical field, Harry began to pursue that which made him most passionate: cooking. To Harry, the concept and creativity of each creation is a pleasure and should always represent that which makes food the perfect constant when creating great memories with others. He conquers us with his chocolate cake infused with lavender aromas or with his traditional cheese flan scented with rose petals or Italian cuisine with fusions of continental and Caribbean Latin flavors. Most recently, he was the chef guest of Telemundo's international morning show, Levantate, which is seen in over 26 countries. During 2010, Harry was the chef and host of TV Azteca's MaÃ±aneando which featured his culinary talents and highlighted his uncanny ability to connect with his fans and foodies alike. As a regular chef guest at international culinary festivals, he shares his love and passion for food with international audiences throughout the year. In addition to being the executive chef of various upcoming projects in Miami and Mexico, Harry Pagancoss is the founder of Harry Bakes, a Dessert & Espresso Boutique concept where patrons can find the most delicious confections and cakes with hints of exotic aromas and aromatic coffee and tea drinks. His charity project, Harry 4Children, raises money to provide orphanages and child centers in need around the world with food packs containing nutritious meals for the children. Proceeds go to Foundation 4Life. Pure Pleasure is Harry's first book.