From Publishers Weekly
This cookbook boasts solid renditions of Cuban dishes, but readers will have to suffer through the cheesy repartee among its three authors, who have a Cuban culture Web site, www.iCuban.com. A brief introduction entices with information about Cuban migration to Miami, but margin notes to the recipes tend toward repetitious and obvious exchanges. A recipe for Fried Stuffed Potatoes, for example, begins with Raúl commenting, "This is one Cuban snack that if you haven't tried, you probably don't know what in the heck it is." Still, the food itself is alluring. Avocado and Pineapple Salad is refreshingly unusual, and marinating Cuban-Style Skirt Steak in a mix of onion, herbs and sour orange juice before grilling delivers maximum flavor with minimal work. The authors nicely cover savory snacks like Cornmeal Pancakes, numerous types of empanadas, and Plantain Chips. They also remain true to authentic Cuban cuisine by not skimping on the frying, though fat-phobic Americans will probably avoid the Fried Pork Chunks. Occasionally the recipes slip into a cutesy tone (one for Cuban Bread cheerleads, "it's a little sticky, but you can do it!" then begins a later step with, "When you return from the pool..."). Overall, this effort stands out less because of its appeal than because it has so few competitors.
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A story packed with South Florida history -- an enduring friendship keeps them on a cross-country quest promoting Cuban culture. -- Miami Herald,
Food is a doorway into culture -- the Three Guys waltz or more likely, mambo through that door gracefully. -- Tucson Weekly:
Funny, thorough, beautifully illustrated and highly educational... -- Missoula Independent:
Good-natured byplay makes these guys such good company! -- Miami Herald
It's like "Car Talk" for Cuban food. Cooking as it should be, fun! -- Nicholas Paredes, Food Critic
Strongly recommended! -- The Library Journal
The photography is beautiful and inviting, making one ready to hop on a plane to Miami. -- Chicago Sun Times
The three share a somewhat wacky sense of humor
Color photographs and attractive design add to the appeal
Strongly recommended. -- Library Journal
These fellows are funny -- three friends with a passion for succulent eating! -- Miami Herald
What would the holidays be without a surprise under the tree? My choice for a "try something new" cookbook
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