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El Sabor De Colombia [Hardcover]

By Benjamin Villegas (Author)
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Sobre el teln de fondo de las tradiciones de un pueblo se destacan ntidamente las imgenes de la fiesta, del banquete y de la celebracin. No hay acontecimiento festivo o celebravtivo que no gire en torno a los buenos platos, a la mesa ricamente servida, al apetito por las delicias de una buena comida. Incluso se ha visto muchas veces la fiesta como pretexto para sentarse a la mesa. Si bien mientras aqulla discurre, el atareado ir y venir en la cocina revela otra actividad: la paciente, sabia y atenta mezcla de los ingredientes; la preparacin de la comida, el cuidado de las proporciones, el balance do los sabores y la vigilancia de los platos sobre el fuego.

Es que sin duda el hecho de reunirse en familia o en grupo en torno a la comida da paso a uno de los ms antiguos ritos de toda cultura y de toda civilizacin. Es tambin una manera de observar la evolucin del carcter social y local, y establecer las diferencias de cada raza, regin y clima.

Colombia, por su variedad geogrfica y cultural, posee un amplio repertorio culinario. Heredera, como se sabe, de la tradicin indgena, se mezcla en la Conquista con el recetario espaol, se complementa con el africano y se enriquece con el de las inmigraciones de los siglos XIX y XX. As evoluciona con el tiempo, hasta llegar a crear un recetario que la tradicin ya ha consagrado.

La cocina local se va definiendo por los elementos que el suelo provee y por aquello que el clima hace propicio. La infinita variedad de especias, frutos, verduras, legumbres y carnes, que constituye la despensa de cada zona, se traduce, mediante el fuego de la cocina, en una riqueza de sabores caractersticos de la regin, que la hace diferente de las otras.

Este libro presenta lo ms destacado del recetario popular colombiano, lo ms significativo de su cultura gastronmica, por las combinaciones a que da lugar, por los acompaamientos, por la manera como son presentados e incluso, por la forma de ser servidos.

Los platos que aqu se muestran pertenecen a las ocho regiones culturales en las que se ha dividido el pas para efectos de este libro, las cuales se han seleccionado luego de una amplia investigacin. Las recetas han sido precisadas en sus tiempos y cantidades, mediante su elaboracin, y representam lo mejor de esa sabidura culinaria puesta a prueba a lo largo de las generaciones y que hoy constituye un elemento fundamental de nuestra cultura. Es la comida para las grandes ocasiones, para las celebraciones familiares, la expresin du una cierta abundancia, y el gusto particular que se encuentra plasmado en toda cultura gastronmica.

Las hermosas imgenes que reproduce esta obra, y que en su mayora corresponden a su recetario, nos muestran los platos en el momento de su preparacin y, en algunos casos, listos para ser servidos. Sin embargo, este libro no pretende ser solamente un libro de cocina, ya que a travs du sus textos y de su fotografa complementaria podemos apreciar la belleza y las diferencias culturales de las distintas zonas geogrficas del pas y de sus habitantes.

Y es justamente lo que "El sabor de Colombia" celebra y divulga, con el claro propsito de prolongar ms all de los lmites de cada regin, la diversidad inagotable de la riqueza cultural, de la variedad de la comida y de la gracia de las gentes de Colombia.




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Item Specifications...


Studio: Villegas Editores
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.52" Width: 10.26" Height: 0.97"
Weight:   4.12 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2002
Publisher   Villegas Editores
ISBN  958913890X  
ISBN13  9789589138908  


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More About Benjamin Villegas


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Benjamin Villegas is an architect and graphic designer. Ever since he was a student, in the early 1960s, he started publishing books and magazines, either out of his own initiative or assigned by several newspapers. In 1972, he started his own company, Benjamin Villegas & Asociados. Since 1973, he started publishing illustrated, great format and high printing quality books, while he continued his work in the fields of graphic design, television and motion pictures. In 1985, he founded Villegas Editores, consolidated his specialized team and devoted himself to illustrated publications, especially about Colombia, with the support of renowned writers and photographers. He is currently developing publishing projects in various European and Latin American countries. Through his website, villegaseditores.com, he wants to achieve the world wide availability of the company's publications, to get the sponsorship necessary to print most of his sold out editions and to continue his publishing labor in Latin America, which is an important prerogative of the company's regional mission statement.


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Easy and Beautiful  Apr 29, 2006
This is a perfect book to feed the amorous imagination; it is about good eating and good living. El Sabor de Colombia, is rich with wonderful recipes. It shows you how to prepare a dish step by step in a very simple way, and also provides you with information about the history of the region where the dish comes from. It's photography is a dream. You won't be disapointed.
 
Sabor de Colombia  Oct 31, 2005
Excellent presentation and well edited.
The cooking recipes have been well elaborated and easy to follow to prepare typicaL colombian dishes.To those interested in the culinary art will find this book very useful.
 

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