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Cocina Criolla

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"The foremost authority on Puerto Rican cooking is a silver haired, stylish, and warmly hospitable woman named Carmen Aboy Valldejuli . . . [her books] are considered today to be the definitive books on island cooking."
-New York Times

Written entirely in Spanish, Cocina Criolla, the standard reference work on traditional Puerto Rican cooking, is in its 68th priniting and ha
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Hardcover, 488 pages
Published March 31st 1983 by Pelican
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Evels
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who loves cooking
I'm of Puerto Rican descent and grew up eating a lot of the foods in this cookbook. The first copy I received I got as a present from my brother. This was more than twenty years ago. Ever since then I have been giving this book as presents to my friends and family. Everything you cook from following the recipes in Cocina Criolla is authentic Puerto Rican as I remember my excellent cook of a mother preparing for my family. It is written in both Spanish and English. I am on my third book. I highly ...more
Lisa (Harmonybites)
May 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
I grew up in a Puerto Rican household, and boy could my grandmother cook! I'm afraid we took her cooking for granted, and a lot of her techniques and recipes were lost with her death. So I bought this book because I wished to rediscover them, and I couldn't find an English language book of Puerto Rican cooking. Only one problem--this is in Spanish. And though it was spoken in my household growing up, I admit I'm not as fluent in it as I like, so this isn't as accessible as I'd like to really put ...more
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