Cook Cuban

Cook Cuban

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Written by the trio that has spawned a renewal of interest in Cuban cuisine, this guide to the flavors of Cuba reveals the island as a tasty confluence of Spanish spices, tropical ingredients, and African more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 218.4 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 1,088.63g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 75 colour photos
  • 158685433X
  • 9781586854331
  • 933,287

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From simple Cuban fare like frijoles and tamales, to elaborate dishes like a rich, seafood-packed paella, this hot recipe book is packed with Miami Cuban spice and local color. If you can't get to Miami for a Cuban sandwich, the next best thing is making your own-or maybe it's even better. One thing is certain: the Three Guys will make the experience both fun and memorable. Enter the sensational world of Cuban cuisine, which blends the spices of Spain, the tropical tastes of the Caribbean, a strong African influence, and some new-world spices to boot. You don't have to be a professional cook to make these extraordinary recipes, and you definitely don't need to be Cuban to cook and eat them. But don't be surprised if you develop a yen to visit the Cuban neighborhoods of Miami as you savor the mouth-watering flavors of Cuban cooking. The recipes in this book represent twenty years of experimentation, refinement, and a lot of trial and error to make them uniquely their own. Many of the recipes were created "from scratch" by the Three Guys after enjoying a meal at a restaurant and trying to duplicate it in their own kitchens. Some are long-time family favorites from Cuba, re-interpreted to take advantage of the abundance of food and ingredients in Miami. All the recipes include a special ingredient: a heaping tablespoon of humor. As the Three Guys say, "If we're not having fun in the kitchen, we're not doing anything in the kitchen!" The Three Guys From Miami are all brothers-in-law. Brought together by fate, they became fast friends who share a passion for good food, good conversation, and a great party. Glenn Lindgren first came to Miami in 1984 and fell in love with the city, the people, and Cuban culture. A freelance writer by profession, Glenn documents the antics of the Three Guys from MiamiTM in books and on the Internet. When not in Miami, Glenn lives in Minnesota with his wife, two daughters, and a son. Ra?l Musibay, born in Cayo la Rosa, near Bauta, in the province of Havana, spent one winter in New Jersey but has been a full-time Miami resident every since. He and his wife have two married children. Jorge Castillo was born and raised in Cayo la Rosa, Havana. He came to the United States via the Mariel Boatlift in 1980. He now lives in Miami's West Dade with his wife and two daughters. Three Guys from MiamiTM have appeared in 2002 on Keith Famie's Adventures, and in 2003 on Tyler's Ultimate, and in Christmas in America-all on the Food Network. Your kids may recognize them as "Mariel's dad" and "Mariel's uncle" on two episodes of Switched on the ABC Family channel!show more

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Meet the Three Guys From MiamiTM -three hombres who love Cuban culture and food so much that they started a tremendously popular The Internet Cuban. Millions of people have already discovered these Three Guys and their tasty recipes-and now you can too! "This [garlic] soup is unlike anything I had ever experienced. It's like bread pudding, but savory, and so light it's buoyant. It was a pot-licker that night, I'll tell you what." --Chef Boy Ari, food columnist "These fellows are funny,, The website was [originally] simply "'something fun to do'" among friends with a passion for succulent eating-a.k.a. lovers of family gatherings around a pig in a pit, of pounds and pounds of salmon on the grill, of thick frijoles negros bien cuajaditos (black beans of impeccable consistency), of the mashed plantain dish fufu." -Fabiola Santiago, Miami Heraldshow more

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