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Three Guys from Miami Cook Cuban Hardcover – October 12, 2004
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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)
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
I have been cooking Cuban food all of my life, as my mother did before me. I never believed that anyone could tell me how to cook Cuban food. I have to admit that the Three Guys from Miami have taught me a few things. Several of their recipes are better than mine. I bought this book not just for the recipes. As someone who misses Miami very much here in Kansas City, it's great to see all of the Miami scenery. And yes, I love the pictures of the Three Guys. It's their funny personalities that sell the book! I also bought this book because I appreciate their efforts to promote the culture of my homeland.
Most first cookbooks have no photography at all, or just a small section of photos, and certainly not a photo of every dish. I too can't wait for their next book.