A Taste of Cuba
Cuban cuisine is an accumulation of methods and ingredients drawn from both the island's history and its natural resources, from the early influences of native Cuban Indians to the arrival of the Spaniards, and the imported African slaves bought over by the new colonists. "A Taste of Cuba" is a gastronomic tour of starters, soups, main dishes, side dishes and desserts using local produce and ingredients that contain mouth-watering spices and flavours so popular in the region.
- Paperback | 114 pages
- 190 x 244 x 11mm | 482g
- 15 Dec 2004
- Macmillan Education
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- colour photographs and illustrations
"A glorious gastronomic tour of Cuba and its culinary history, with easy-to-follow-recipes for authentic dishes, illustrated not only by the expected 'gorgeous plate' type of photos, but also by wonderful original illustrations. Ximena Maier's artwork is realistic in content, yet whimsical in feeling, adding much to the allure of the book." Caribbean Compass"
About Beatriz Llamas
Beatriz Llamas has co-written the book From Spain to Olive Oil as well as contributing to numerous gastronomic publications. She worked at the Alambique Cookery School and Store in Madrid, Spain before moving to Cuba eight years ago where she soon developed a keen interest in the local gastronomy. She currently lives in Havana with her husband and three children. Ximena Maier was born in Madrid. She has been a professional illustrator since 1999 working mainly on magazines, books for children and cookery books. This book is the result of two sketching trips to Cuba.