320 pp., 7.625 x 8.375, 20 color illus., bibl., index
Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South
In this splendid cookbook, bicultural cook Sandra Gutierrez blends ingredients, traditions, and culinary techniques, creatively marrying the diverse and delicious cuisines of more than twenty Latin American countries with the beloved food of the American South. The New Southern-Latino Table features 150 original and delightfully tasty recipes that combine the best of both culinary cultures
The New Southern-Latino Table features 150 original and delightfully tasty recipes that combine the best of both culinary cultures. Gutierrez, who has taught thousands of people how to cook, highlights the surprising affinities between the foodways of the Latin and Southern regions--including a wide variety of ethnic roots in each tradition and many shared basic ingredients--while embracing their flavorful contrasts and fascinating histories.
These lively dishes--including Jalapeño Deviled Eggs, Cocktail Chiles Rellenos with Latin Pimiento Cheese, Two-Corn Summer Salad, Latin Fried Chicken with Smoky Ketchup, Macaroni con Queso, and Chile Chocolate Brownies--promise to spark the imaginations and the meals of home cooks, seasoned or novice, and of food lovers everywhere. Along with delectable appetizers, salads, entrées, side dishes, and desserts, Gutierrez also provides a handy glossary, a section on how to navigate a Latin tienda, and a guide to ingredient sources. The New Southern-Latino Table brings to your home innovative, vibrant dishes that meld Latin American and Southern palates.
These crunchy pumpkin seeds are lemony, salty, spicy, and zesty all at the same time. A handful of these toasted little tidbits makes a perfect nibble to whet the appetite. In the South, appetizers can be as simple as shelled pecans tossed together with spices. Here, I give the same easy treatment to pepitas, a classic Latin ingredient. When I shop at a tienda, I often purchase raw pumpkin seeds in bulk and store them in the freezer so I always have some on hand. You can find them in most grocery stores (usually in the organic section of supermarkets) and in specialty and health food shops. These take only minutes to make and will keep for a few weeks if stored in an air-tight container. Pair them with a cold beer.
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