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Initial post: Oct 23, 2012 1:05:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 25, 2012 7:52:27 PM PDT
jamirez says:
I offer the following list of cookbooks from the spanish speaking world, hoping that you find it useful and help me complete it. The intention is NOT that these be the best books, nor the best sellers, nor the newest vanguard thing. Instead, this is about listing a collection of those books that by TRADITION, have become the culinary CLASSICS of our kitchens, in our respective countries and regions. Cookbooks that have remained the favorite of our mothers and grandmothers and thus have come to be regarded as the culinary bibles, or authorities of our current Latin cuisines.

For some of these titles I have first hand knowledge of their authority, but others I can only guess about from what I have researched in the Internet. Therefore, I would greatly appreciate any contributions in regards to confirming or correcting the titles I have gathered for each region. Hope you enjoy them:

ARGENTINA: El Libro de Doña Petrona , Petrona C. de Gandulfo
El Libro De Dona Petrona 68TH Edition 1974
BOLIVIA: La Cocina en Bolivia, Aida Gainsborg de Aguirre Achá

CHILE: La Buena Mesa, Olga Budge

COLOMBIA: Cocine de Primera con Segundo, Segundo Cabezas

COSTA RICA: La Cocina Costarricense, Juana Ramírez Carrera de Aragón

CUBA: Cocine al Minuto, Nitza Villapol
Cocina al Minuto (Cocina Al Minuto / Quick Cuisine) (Spanish Edition)

DOMINICAN REP: Mujer 2000, Silvia de Pou
Mujer 2000 Recetas de Cocina (In Spanish)

ECUADOR: Cocine con Gusto, Yolanda Aroca

EL SALVADOR: Qué Comeremos Hoy? Vilma G. de Escobar

GUATEMALA: Cocina Regional Guatemalteca, Aurora Sierra Franco de Alvarez

HONDURAS: Reviviendo la Cocina Hondureña, Dolores Prats de Dávila

MEXICO: Cocina Tradicional Mexicana, Blanca Nieto

NICARAGUA: Cincuenta Años en la Cocina, Angélica de Vivas

PANAMA: Cocina Típica Panameña, Chabela Simons de Vélez

PARAGUAY: Aquí Están Mis Recetas, Clara Benza de Garofalo

PERU: Qué Cocinaré Hoy?, Teresa Ocampo

PUERTO RICO: Cocina Criolla, Carmen Aboy de Valldejuli
Cocina criolla

SPAIN: 1080 Recetas de Cocina, Simone Ortega
1080 recetas de cocina / 1080 Cooking Recipes (Spanish Edition)
Andalucía: Gastronomía y Cocina Gaditana, Carlos Spínola
Asturias: El Arte de Cocinar, Maria Luisa García Sánchez
Canaries: La Cocina Canaria Típica, José Luis Concepción
Galicia: La Cocina Práctica, Manuel María Puga y Parga
La Mancha:
La Rioja:

URUGUAY: El Manual de Cocina y el Libro de Carnes Rojas y de Caza, Instituto Crandon

VENEZUELA: Mi Cocina a la Manera de Caracas, Armando Scannone
Mi Cocina a La Manera De Caracas (rojo)

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 4:55:51 AM PDT
Sarah says:
jamirez, may I offer up Dulce lo vivas/ Live Sweet: La Reposteria Sefardi/ the Sefardi Bakery (Spanish Edition) and Los Dulces del Convento: Recetas del Monasterio de Nuestra Senora del Socorro? I am a baker, and love to track down regional baked goods such as Spanish monastery / Sephardic dessert recipes. Both books are excellent. I purchased mine through

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2012 6:30:04 PM PDT
jamirez says:
Thank you AV8r, those are very interesting sources indeed. Sefardi and monastic cooking certainly had a significant influence in the evolution of Hispanic cooking and, who doesn't like pastries?? I also thank you for letting me know of Agapea. Looks like an excellent resource that I will enjoy exploring. Feel free to suggest any other "bible" for other countries or regions as well. My regards, jamirez

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 7:06:36 PM PST
Shelly says:
Wow! I am impressed! thank you!!!
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