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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
Hardcover, 488 pages
Published March 31st 1983 by Pelican
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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
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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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