South American Food & Cooking: Ingredients, Techniques and Signature Recipes from the Undiscovered Traditional Cuisines of Brazil, Argentina, Uraguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela

South American Food & Cooking: Ingredients, Techniques and Signature Recipes from the Undiscovered Traditional Cuisines of Brazil, Argentina, Uraguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela

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By (author) Jenni Fleetwood, By (author) Marina Fillipelli

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  • Publisher: Hermes House
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 295mm x 13mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 7 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857230298
  • ISBN 13: 9780857230294
  • Illustrations note: over 400 photographs
  • Sales rank: 277,343

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This book features ingredients, techniques and signature recipes from the undiscovered traditional cuisines of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. It is a fabulous guide presenting 70 recipes, illustrated in over 400 photographs, that capture the rich and exotic culinary culture of the South American continent. The flamboyance and spirit of the cultures are captured in a fascinating introduction, providing insight into the history and traditions of Latin American cooking. Dishes from every corner of the region are featured, from the Gaucho Barbecue and Hot Chilli Salsa to Cod Caramba and sweet Dulce de Leche. From traditional classics loved all over the world, to adventurous feasts, this volume offers a fresh insight into the exciting and tantalizing tastes of South America. This vibrant and inspiring guide to South American cuisine celebrates the abundance of rich and exotic tastes that reflect the diversity within the continent. The first section introduces ingredients, techniques and recipes from the traditional cuisines of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. The recipes cover every kind of local food style, including street snacks, salsas, seafood, meat, poultry and desserts, from the many different climates of the region. Mexican cooking introduces rich salsas with chocolate of the Andes, Colombian dishes use complementary tropical ingredients like pineapple and coconut, and Argentinian recipes celebrate their superb grassland beef. Lavishly illustrated, this is the only guide the adventurous cook will need to South American food.

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Jenni Fleetwood is the author of a number of cookbooks and is also an established and experienced food editor. Marina Filippelli is a Brazilian who has lived most of her life in Rome and London. After obtaining a diploma at the Leith's School of Food and Wine, she launched her career as a food writer and stylist.