The Cuban Kitchen by Raquel Rabade Roque

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What is Cuban cuisine? A delectable intermingling of Spanish, Portuguese, Arabian, Chinese, and African culinary traditions—a true melting pot of all the influences that combine in Cuban culture.

Now, Raquel Rabade Roque gives us the definitive book of Cuban cuisine: encyclopedic in its range, but intimate and accessible in tone with more than five hundred recipes for classic, home-style dishes—from black bean soup to pork empanadas, from ropa vieja to black beans and croquetas, from tostones to arroz con pollo, from churros to café con leche—as well as the vividly told stories behind the recipes.

Based on the author’s family recipes, this is real Cuban cooking presented with today’s busy cooks in mind. Whether you are an experienced cook or a novice, a lover of Cuban cuisine or just discovering it, The Cuban Kitchen will become an essential part of your kitchen library.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Raquel Rabade Roque

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Raquel Rabade Roque is the owner of the Downtown Book Center in Miami. She lives in Miami, Florida.
 
Published August 16, 2011 by Knopf. 450 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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When offering the recipe for Cuban American Hamburgers, the author writes, “We all had to speak English at the table when my mom had cooked American hamburgers.” When instructing readers in the fine art of tamale making, the author traces tamales through the ages—from their origins among the nati...

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For adventurous gadget lovers, there is a section of recipes that employ a pressure cooker, while owners of ice cream machines and espresso coffee makers will also find recipes to exploit.

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BC Books

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(For history buffs: Cuba achieved independence from Spain in the late 1890s.) Most of the recipes have a definite Cuban flavor with the influence of the other cultures as a tasty undercurrent.

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The Wall Street Journal

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Aram Bakhshian Jr. reviews "The Cuban Kitchen: 500 Simple, Stylish, and
Flavorful Recipes Celebrating the Caribbean Best Cuisine."

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The Wall Street Journal

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Despite such minor lapses, "The Cuban Kitchen" is one of those rare and readable cookbooks that evokes a way of life as well as a way of eating—a fondly recalled world, presumably that of the author's own family, where people "play dominoes, smoke cigars, talk politics, drink Cuban coffee, wear g...

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City Book Review

The many non-Cuban recipes have been changed to reflect Cuban flavors, though you’ll find recipes for boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes, and boiled eggs.

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