Item description for Tropical Cooking Made Easy by Maria Perez...
I have seen, and own many cookbooks from my island written in Spanish and English. I have asked many people if they would purchase this type of cookbook. Their responses have demonstrated how very little is known about the culinary aspect of the Caribbean in particularly, my island. The knowledge of the culture and food is remote to many, and the complexity of the recipes preparation could be overwhelming. After much research on this issue, I decided that the book should be written reflecting the Caribbean cooking as being easy, healthy, savory, and attractive to the American taste, but without omitting the essence of the food culture background.
Tropical Cooking Made Easy is a cookbook with a distinctive exotic taste like the island itself. It is a book with unique recipes as its history. The ingredients in the recipes are a blend of the heritage behind the people of the Island of Puerto Rico: Spanish, Indian, and African. The recipes welcome you to explore a world of tropical cuisine full of flavor and zest.
Tropical Cooking Made Easy differs from other cookbooks for the compilation of noteworthy information, such as the origin of island cuisine, the where, and how of the ingredients used in all recipes, history, illustrative photos, information on herbs and condiments, definitions, items with their scientific name, nutritional and natural values and inspirational quotes to ponder while you cook. Each recipe is well organized. It's easy to read, easy to follow, easy to make, with no confusing abbreviations. Instructions are numbered, avoiding errors in preparation. The ingredients are accessible at grocery stores throughout the states. The index is user friendly. Each recipe includes Trick of the Trade, and Traditional Tips to clarify instructions.
Pigeon Peas Rice, Galician Broth, Paella, Spanish Style Pork Roast, Piononos, Spanish Style Steak With Onions and the sinful delightful Spanish Custard dessert, are only a few of the many succulent recipes in this book.
The flavoring and the rich aroma that comes from a mix of zestful ingredients and exquisite meals will keep you making these recipes over and over. Tropical Cooking Made Easy will transcend your cooking experience as if your kitchen was located in the tropics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 25, 2007
Publisher Mill City Press, Inc.
ISBN 1934248606 ISBN13 9781934248607
Reviews - What do customers think about Tropical Cooking Made Easy?
Tropical Cooking is FABULOUS! May 29, 2008
I bought this book because I love trying new foods. I'm a novice cook, but this book made me feel like I was an expert! The food was very delicious and flavorful. Not to mention, the recipes were so easy to make. Although I've tasted quite a few of the recipes, my favorite dish would have to be the Arroz Con Pollo! It's fabulous...absolutely yummy! I highly recommend this cookbook to anyone who's looking for a little flavor in their diet! Enjoy it! It's one of a kind!
Great Cook Book! Mar 26, 2008
Ms Perez has created a collection of recipes not usually found in any other cookbook. I have always been a fan of tropical cooking, and now I can easily have my favorite dishes at home. In addition to her great recipes, Ms Perez also shares her culture and tips to keep a safe and healthy kitchen. I highly recommend this book.
Tropical Cooking Made Easy Jan 23, 2008
Thoroughly enjoying this cookbook like none I've had before. The recipes are easy to follow; just like having the author right there in your kitchen with you. Every recipe I have tried so far has been absolutely delicious, but the Latino Pot Roast so far is my favorite and was a HUGE hit with my dinner guests. Highly recommend....won't be disappointed!!!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Jan 5, 2008
I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a different kind of cookbook. I have many cookbooks and like most just have recipes. This is where this cookbook differs. It is filled with so much more information than just recipes. I purchased a copy for myself and several for friends for Christmas and I have to say that out of all the gifts I gave this was the best. What I liked most was how Ms Perez included among her recipes, notes about her countries culture and traditions. The Roast Pork and the Chicken and Rice recipes are my favorites. The husband of one of the friends that received the book is really enjoying it. He said the recipes that he tried are AWESOME!