Patricia Cartin, author
Patricia Cartin was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica. She began her own thriving business teaching baking and cooking from her home. Patricia is a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York City and has traveled extensively throughout Latin and Central America. She is the author of Dessert Party (Hourglass Press).
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Cartin’s second cookbook (Dessert Party, 2014) provides over 70 dishes, which sure to be both familiar and not, that home chefs can readily master. Mostly designated as either easy or intermediate in difficulty, the recipes also offer clear instructions, good color photographs, and serving or technique tips, such as the best methods for heating tortillas. One-page introductions for each of the 10 represented countries’ cuisines identify prevelant culinary themes—chocolate and avocado in Mexico; a Germanic influence in Chile; and corn, squash, and potatoes in Costa Rica—and provide important differentiations in beginning to understand gastronomic customs. Old and soon-to-be favorites nestle comfortably: huevos rancheros and crab stew, bollo picante vegetarian (steamed spicy vegetarian cornmeal roll) and alfajores. Home cooks will find a good avenue to segue into acknowledged experts of specific cuisines, like Rick Bayless for Mexican. Metric conversions and yields for common ingredients are included.
A Taste of Latin America by Patricia Cartin is simply a gorgeous book, featuring recipes from all over Latin America. Organized by country, each recipe is accompanied by brilliant color photos. From Peru, to Argentina, to Cuba, Mexico and more, you’ll find recipes you’re sure to savor and that will make your star shine at any dinner party you host.
ISBN: 978-1-63289-206-5 EPUB
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Page count: 176
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