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Latin Grill: Sultry and Simple Food for Red-Hot Dinners and Parties by Rafael Palomino, includes recipes like Grilled Sweet Plantains, Abuelita Style; Grilled Arepas with Farmer's Cheese (or Queso Blanco); and Grilled Chorizo (Colombian Sausage with Ají Rojo).

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Latin Grill
Sultry and Simple Food
for Red-Hot Dinners and Parties

by Rafael Palomino with Arlen Gargagliano

Latin Grill
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Known for his inventive Nuevo Latino cuisine, which combines his Colombian heritage with his French and New York culinary educations, as well as his extensive travels, Chef Rafael Palomino demonstrates his preferred style of entertaining at home in Latin Grill: simple, flavorful dishes cooked over fire, along with plenty of delicious complements.

Tasty without requiring a lot of work, the recipes in Latin Grill are fun, delicious, healthful, and designed for people who love to grill and to extend the warmth of their home to family and friends. Palomino offers everything home cooks need to create a fabulous barbecued meal, including simple marinades, fruit-filled barbecue sauces, appetizers, salads, side dishes and dipping sauces, desserts and cocktails.

Yellowfin Tuna and Mango Vodka Ceviche makes an elegant, exotic, and festive start, or try the couldn't-be-simpler Crisp Tortillas Topped with Prosciutto and Shaved Manchego Cheese. Grilled Caesar Salad puts a smoky twist on the beloved classic. Main courses don't get any better than Grilled Pork Chops with Passion Fruit-Jalapeño Barbecue Sauce, or Grilled Lobster Tails with Paprika-Garlic Oil, while dessert aficionados will swoon over Semisweet Chocolate and Coffee Brioche Bread Pudding. Let Latin Grill unlock new and exciting flavors for your grilling entertainment—after all, nothing yields more depth of flavor than cooking over fire!

About the Authors

Rafael Palomino, born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in Queens, is the proprietor and executive chef at Sonora in Port Chester, New York, Pacifico in New Haven, Connecticut and Center Valley, Pennsylvania, and Greenwich Tavern in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is the author of Nueva Salsa, Viva la Vida, Fiesta Latina and Bistro Latino. Chef Palomino, founder of and, lives with his wife and two children in Bedford, New York.

Arlen Gargagliano is the coauthor of Nueva Salsa, Viva la Vida, and Fiesta Latina, as well as several other books related to Latin-style entertaining. She has lived and traveled in Spain and Latin America, and currently resides with her family in New Rochelle, New York.

Dan Goldberg is a Chicago-based photogrpaher. His work includes Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic.


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