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    How to Cook dishes from Latin America


    Latin America Latin America is home to a wide range of different cuisines, inspired by many different influences including Spanish cuisine, Portuguese cuisine, and native American cuisines.

    It should be remembered that regions a range of different climatic areas, including the agricultural and cattle-ranching regions of Argentina, the Andes mountains in Peru, Mexico, and of course the Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean. Each of these regions of course produces different agricultural and food products, and has its owns culinary traditions, and so, as a result, Latin American cuisine is very diverse.

    Some popular Latin American recipes and dishes include:
    • Aji de gallina - This Peruvian recipe is made by coating thin strips of chicken with a spicy yellow sauce made from yellow chilis with bread, cheese, milk and walnuts.

    • Burrito - This Mexican recipe is made from a tortilla filled with meat, such as beef, chicken or pork. In Mexican cuisine meat is used for the only filling and the tortilla is thinly rolled. The dish has of course also been widely adopted in the the United States, and in American cuisine other ingredients (such as beans, cheese, rice, salsa, sour cream, tomatoes, etc.) are often added into the filling.

    • Empadas - Pastry pies from Brazilian cuisine. Many different fillings can be used, including beef, cheeese, chicken, palmito (heart of palm) and shrimp. In many cases, pieces of olive are mixed into the filling.

    • Empanadas - Baked or fried pastries usually containing various savory fillings from Argentine cuisine. There are many different varieties and fillings, including chicken, beef, boiled-egg, cheese, ham and cheese, fish, spinach, or humita (sweetcorn with white sauce). There are also dessert varieties, which normally contain fruit fillings.

      Empanadas

    • Enchilada - This dish from Mexican cuisine is based around a corn tortilla. The tortilla is dipped in oil or lard and echilada sauce, filled, rolled, and placed in a casserole dish. Sauce is then poured into the dish, and the whole thing baked in the oven.

      Enchiladas with rice and beans

    • Feijoada - This is stew from Brazilian cuisine is sometimes considered to Brazil's national dish. It contains black turtle beans and assorted meats, the meats usually including bacon, beef, jerked beef, salted pork, sausage, and smoked pork ribs. Feijoada is traditionally served together with rice, refined collar greens, roasted cassava flour, and an orange.

    • Milanesa - This dish from Argentine cuisine is somehwat similar to Austrian cuisine's Wiener schnitzel. A thin slice of meat (usually beef, but sometimes chicken or veal), is dipped in eggs, seasoned, and then covered with breadcrumbs and fried. The dish is often served with mashed potatoes as "milanesa con papas".

    • Mofongo (also known as "fou-fou") - This dish is found in Cuban cuisine and Puerto Rican cuisine. It is made from mashed plantains which are stuffed with chicken, pork or seafood.

    • Pachamanca - This is one of the most famous dishes in Peruvian cuisine. It is made by cooking marinated meat and assorted vegetables in an earthen oven (which is known as a "huatia").
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    A Taste of Latin America: Culinary Traditions and Classic Recipes from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico & Venezuela

    By Patricia Cartin

    Imagine
    Released: October 3rd, 2017
    Multicolor Hardcover (176 pages)

    A Taste of Latin America: Culinary Traditions and Classic Recipes from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico & Venezuela
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    • Brand: Imagine
    • ISBN: 1623545218
    • EAN: 9781623545215
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    • Number of Pages: 176
    • Author: Patricia Cartin
    • Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
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    Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America

    By Maricel E. Presilla

    W W Norton Company
    Released: October 1st, 2012
    Hardcover (912 pages)

    Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America
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    • ISBNs: 0393050696, 9780393050691
    • EANs: 9780393050691, 8601404744594
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    • Number of Pages: 912
    • Author: Maricel E. Presilla
    • Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
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    Latin American Street Food: The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, and Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina

    By Sandra A. Gutierrez

    University of North Carolina Press
    Released: September 3rd, 2013
    Hardcover (368 pages)

    Latin American Street Food: The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, and Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina
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    • Brand: University of North Carolina Press
    • ISBN: 1469608707
    • UPC: 884137352580
    • EANs: 0884137352580, 9781469608709
    • PartNumber: colour illustrations, black & white half
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    • Format: Illustrated
    • Edition: Illustrated
    • Number of Pages: 368
    • Author: Sandra A. Gutierrez
    • Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
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    Latin American Paleo Cooking: Over 80 Traditional Recipes Made Grain and Gluten Free

    By Amanda Torres

    Page Street Publishing
    Released: August 22nd, 2017
    Paperback (192 pages)

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    • ISBN: 162414392X
    • EAN: 9781624143922
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    • Number of Pages: 192
    • Authors: Amanda Torres, Milagros Torres
    • Publication Date: August 22nd, 2017
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    Yo cocino latino: Las mejores recetas de cinco populares blogs de cocina hispana / I Cook Latin Food: The Best Recipes from 5 Popular Hispanic Cooking Bl (Spanish Edition)

    By Verónica Cervera, Clara Gonzalez & Layla Pujol

    Grijalbo
    Released: February 23rd, 2021
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    Yo cocino latino: Las mejores recetas de cinco populares blogs de cocina hispana / I Cook Latin Food: The Best Recipes from 5 Popular Hispanic Cooking Bl (Spanish Edition)
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    Yo cocino latino: Las mejores recetas de cinco populares blogs de cocina hispana / I Cook Latin Food: The Best Recipes from 5 Popular Hispanic Cooking Bl (Spanish Edition)
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    • Brand: Grijalbo
    • ISBN: 164473253X
    • EAN: 9781644732533
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    • Number of Pages: 176
    • Authors: Verónica Cervera, Erica Dinho, Clara Gonzalez, Alejandra Graf, Layla Pujol
    • Publication Date: February 23rd, 2021
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    The Book of Latin American Cooking

    By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

    Ecco Press
    Released: August 1st, 1994
    Paperback (384 pages)

    The Book of Latin American Cooking
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    • Brand: Ecco Press
    • ISBN: 0880013826
    • EAN: 9780880013826
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    • Edition: Reprint
    • Number of Pages: 384
    • Author: Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz
    • Publication Date: August 1st, 1994
    • Release Date: August 1st, 1994
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    Latin American Cooking Across the U.S.A.

    By Himilce Novas

    Brand: Knopf
    Released: October 21st, 1997
    Hardcover (352 pages)

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    • ISBNs: 9780679444084, 0679444084
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    • Edition: 1st
    • Number of Pages: 352
    • Authors: Himilce Novas, Rosemary Silva
    • Publication Date: October 21st, 1997
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    The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)

    America's Test Kitchen
    Released: April 1st, 2014
    Multicolor Paperback (440 pages)

    The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: 650 Recipes for Everything You ll Ever Want to Make (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)
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    • ISBN: 1936493837
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    • Number of Pages: 440
    • Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
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    Spirits of Latin America: A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails, with 100 Recipes from Leyenda & Beyond

    By Ivy Mix

    Ten Speed Press
    Released: May 26th, 2020
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    Spirits of Latin America: A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails, with 100 Recipes from Leyenda & Beyond
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    • ISBN: 0399582878
    • EAN: 9780399582875
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    • Format: Illustrated
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    • Number of Pages: 256
    • Author: Ivy Mix
    • Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
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    Cooking for Latinos with Diabetes (Cocinando para Latinos con Diabetes), 3rd Edition

    By Olga V. Fusté MS RD CDE

    American Diabetes Association
    Released: October 20th, 2020
    Paperback (304 pages)

    Cooking for Latinos with Diabetes (Cocinando para Latinos con Diabetes), 3rd Edition
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    • ISBN: 1580407293
    • EAN: 9781580407298
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    • Edition: Bilingual
    • Number of Pages: 304
    • Author: Olga V. Fusté MS RD CDE
    • Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
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