Until recently, Puerto Rican cooking has been taken for granted or overlooked here. Now, with Oswald Rivera's Puerto Rican Cooking in America (LJ 11/15/93) and this new book from an accomplished food writer, the situation has begun to change. Ortiz, a Puerto Rican native and French-trained former chef, includes classic and regional specialties (despite the island's small size, distinct culinary differences are evident from one locale to another), recipes that reflect Spanish and African influences, and contemporary dishes from Puerto Rican cooks on the mainland and the island, as well as her own concoctions. Rivera's book emphasizes home-style cooking; although Ortiz includes the traditional dishes, too, her book is somewhat more sophisticated. Highly recommended.
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More than 200 dishes contrast both the past and the present of Puerto Rican gastronomy: arroz con pollo versus chicken with macaroni, stewed okra versus polenta gnocchis, Puerto Rican pot roast versus pork and eggplant stew, and flan vs passion fruit bread pudding. Ortiz is not as conscientious as she could be about recommending substitutes for ingredients like Puerto Rican white cheese, soursoup, and out-of-season unusual fruits. Most dishes, though, require little preparation. Barbara Jacobs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It is a wonderful book for my girls to learn how to cook. Thank you soooo much.Published 3 days ago by evelyn serrano rivera
Its got some good recipes but was a little disappointed in putting raisin in everything. I had read a review before but not seeing some of the things I was like NO You just ruined... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Coli
Wonderful!!! My friend in Guam loves Puerto Rican food and this was a great gift. The recipes are true to village seasonings and prep directions. My friend loves it.Published 23 days ago by Caren Holder
I reordered this book because I misplaced the other one and I missed it so much. I love the recipes, and they're super easy!Published 7 months ago by Lauren