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Product Details

  • Series: Three Guys from Miami
  • Hardcover: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher; 1 edition (October 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158685433X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586854331
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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… -- THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL (Memphis)

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Customer Reviews

I HIGHLY recommend this book to all who love to cook or eat Cuban food.
Ginger
And what I found was a well put together cookbook, very easy to follow, authentic recipes and plenty of fun reading!
Biker Bob
"Three Guys from Miami Cook Cuban" is the best cookbook I own...and I own a lot.
Ben, Another Guy from Miami

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By R. Banfield on November 27, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I first became aware of the Three Guys from Miami several years ago while searching for ropa vieja recipes. Their website is fun, and has great recipes. This cookbook is an extension of that website. It's written in a fun, chatty style, the recipes are easy to follow, and it includes wonderful photographs of Cuban food and of different places around Miami. There's also a glossary in the back that tells you, among other things, why to call a certain produce item "fruta bomba." This is by far my favorite Cuban cookbook, and I have several. I hope they do a sequel with the pig roast, the Cuban Noche Buena and New Year's customs...I love these guys!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jason Neifield on October 10, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I'm the furthest thing from Cuban, but I've always loved the culture and the food. This book delivers both! With directions so simple anyone can do it, the recipes in here are great and varied...make a few things for snacks or more intricate dishes for full-blown dinner parties. I don't even cook that well and the few things I've tried have come out wonderfully...and believe me, that says a lot. A pleasure to read and more of a pleasure to feast. Great job, Miami Guys!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Victor L. Gutierrez on September 17, 2004
Format: Hardcover
If you like the real "homemade cuban food", like I do, this book is a MUST HAVE; all recipies are from real down to earth homemade cuban food, written in a way that even a child can follow the instructions and cook a delicious cuban plate; so if you want to cook and invite your friends to eat real cuban food, and impress them...buy the book today; you will be glad you did it
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Zarranz on November 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
By far the most comprehensive, easy to understand, enjoyable and well frankly, mouth watering cookbook I have ever owned...and I collect cookbooks. This book really gets to the heart of Cuban cooking and puts you smack dab in the middle of Miami's Calle 8-Little Havana-the heart of free Cuba here in the US. A DEFINITE READ AND A MUST HAVE FOR ALL KITCHENS!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cloe4000 on November 21, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I truly love this book it is so wonderful! Every night I read it. The book is so unique and different and that is why I love it so much. The pictures are great and I'm glad the publisher put all of them in the book.

I would have still bought this book even if It would have cost $100 or more. I mean a lot of people over price things out there and they are not even worth it and people buy it like crazy. This book would have been worth that and more because it has helped me so much.

The recipes are so easy to follow. But what I love the most is how the book talks about Cuban traditions, Cuban parties, and where the recipe came from. I grew up here in California and we don't really know that many Cubans here. Sometimes I feel like I don't know what it is like to be a Cuban! I think Glenn is more Cuban than I am, and I was born there -- Ha! Ha!

This book is the closest thing I have to feeling a little like a Cuban. Except for my parents cooking, we have lost the traditions and the true meaning of being Cubans. Thanks so much Three Guys, for everything that you do and everything that you have done for me. Words can never express how I truly feel, but this is a start.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jack Dempsey on February 18, 2005
Format: Hardcover
this book STILL gets five stars, hands down. :)

Kidding aside, this is a fantastic book. If you are at all familiar with the three guys from their website - check it out if you haven't done so - then you know the style you're in for. If not, be prepared for humor, ease, down-to-earth-ness and geniune warmth. It's a a great combination and, in this book, you are truly given a cookbook that combines beautiful photography and presentation, with realtive ease and simplicity of preparation. Too often, one is sacrificed at the expense of the other. Not so in this book. It is absolutely stunning, with superbly put together recipes and prose.

I really can't say enough good things about this book, though if I could find one fault with it, it would be that I cannot seem to find a Spanish language edition available - just as a gift for others. But, that's not a huge fault at all, and something I only mention really in passing.

All in all, get this. It's truly one to treasure and the recipes are amazing - even when there's no shortage of amazing Cuban food here in Miami (nor shortage of my Cuban family to cook it for me) - I still prepare these frequently myself.

Enjoy!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sonia Martinez on June 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Beautiful book containing 100 recipes that have been tested and

perfected through the years by these three brothers-in-law who also happen to be great friends. easy on the eye, with well written and clean looking pages most containing beautiful color photographs of the food, the authors and Miami. In a congenial and chatty way, these three friends discuss each recipe in the book using short and sometimes funny "sound-bites".

All the traditional Cuban recipes are included, some with an updated twist. They have also included recipes for other Latino food that has been quickly assimilated into the Cuban recipe repertoire such as the very rich and sinfully wonderful Nicaraguan Tres Leches Cake and the Colombian Arepas, a cornmeal and cheese delicacy that has become quite a popular snack to munch on during the many Miami street festivals.
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