The New Southern-Latino Table, Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South by Sandra A. Gutierrez includes recipes like Green Mango Salad with Pepita and Benne-Dusted Shrimp; Albóndigas with Sweet Fire-Roasted Tomato Chutney; and Rolled Ham Salad Cake (Pionono).
Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors
of Latin America and the American South
by Sandra A. Gutierrez
In The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South, Sandra Gutierrez, who grew up in the United States and Guatemala, 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. 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 include 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.
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.
"This book reflects both my personal journey with food and that of many other Latinos who have made their home in the South. My biggest hope is that both Latin Americans and Southerners, upon first trying these recipes, will wonder how something so different can taste so familiar," Gutierrez says, "and that they come together around the table, realizing that we have many things in common, and start a conversation."
The New Southern-Latino Table is chock-full of clearly written, reliable recipes, supplemented by many of the cooking tips and practical advice that have made Gutierrez's cooking classes popular for many years, Peppered with historical background and fascinating facts, this cookbook offers something for everyone.
Sandra A. Gutierrez, who grew up in the United States and Guatemala, is a journalist, food writer, culinary instructor, and recipe developer, and lives in Cary, NC with her husband and their daughters.
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