ABOUT CUBA! from PenguinRandomHouse.com
Cuba continues to captivate visitors with its vibrant culture, colorful cities, and incredible cuisine. Cuba! explores the magic of this country through recipes and stories that will set taste buds on fire and delight even the most well-seasoned traveler.
Brazen, bold, and colorful, Cuba is a country that pulses with life. Fascinated by its people and their endlessly delicious home-cooked cuisine, friends Dan Goldberg and Andrea Kuhn have been visiting this magnetic country, capturing its passion and vibrancy, for the past five years. Dan, an award-winning photographer and Andrea, an acclaimed prop stylist and art director, along with renowned food writer Jody Eddy, bring the best of Cuban food to home kitchens with more than 75 meticulously tested recipes. From Cuban-Style Fried Chicken and Tostones Stuffed with Lobster and Conch, to Squid-ink Empanadas and Mojito Cake with Rum-Infused Whipped Cream, this book offers a unique opportunity to bring a little slice of Cuba into your home and onto your plate.
I am an Italian girl through and through but I married a Latino man and not only fell in love with him but with Latin cuisine. My husband is the chef of the family and I always ask him how he makes certain dishes. Unfortunately, he never remembers. Everything is added in and selected by using his sense of smell and taste. Nothing is measured.
When I saw that this cookbook was available for review through Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance to see if some of my favorite dishes were here in print. Of course, the recipes are not exactly the way my husband makes his dishes, but they are close and give me a great starting point. One of the recipes that have completely caught my attention is the Mojito Cake with Rum-Infused Whipped Cream. I can’t wait to make this!
The recipes seems fairly easy to follow and there are a few stories of the culture and people of Cuba. It is beautifully put together.