Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico and Peru
Lake Isle Press
On Sale: October 8, 2012
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Cookbooks | Non-Fiction Cooking / Food
Spanning cultures and continents, The Latin Road Home is a
look back at the many food traditions that have shaped
Garces’ culinary life.
Beginning in Ecuador, ancestral home to his family and the
foods nearest to his heart, Garces celebrates the
traditional recipes of his childhood. The book makes its way
through Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru—extraordinary cuisines
Garces has come to know, love, and master. He shares not
only recipes, but colorful memories of local cultures and
insights into their unique ingredients and techniques. The
cookbook features over 100 recipes tailored to the home
cook, accompanied by over 100 food and travel photographs
that truly immerse the reader.
Each chapter features a different country with menus
highlighting Garces’ takes on both mainstays of home cooking
and popular street foods. The book is full of recipes for
bright salads and ceviches, comforting stews, hearty beans,
and tender braised meats. When a celebratory feast is in
order, Jose's party menus are full of hors d'oeuvres,
cocktails, and impressive fare for a kind of night where
cooking becomes a part of the festivities.
Recipes are titled in both English and Spanish and stay true
to their roots. Soulful, vibrant Latin dishes such as these
will surely become the home-cooked staples of readers’
kitchens: Green Plantain Empanadas with Braised Chicken,
Grilled Spring Onions with Almond Sauce, Fried Stuffed
Chiles, Braised Beef Stew with Red Beans, Pan-Roasted Shrimp
with Tequila, and Salt-Baked Fish with Ginger Oil. From the
gastronomic powerhouse that is Spain to the seafood-rich
shores of fiery Peru, Garces showcases the heart of Latin
cooking with dishes that are at once sophisticated and
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