Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes
* Publisher: Perseus Publishing
* Pub. Date: September 2002
* ISBN-13: 9781568582443
* Sales Rank: 78,898
* Edition Description: Second Edition
* Edition Number: 2
Puerto Rican cuisine, with its strong Spanish and African influences, holds a unique position in the world of Caribbean cooking. The food is spicy, hearty, healthy, sensuous, and adventurous. The 240-plus recipes included here range from traditional island dishes and drinks to the latest Nuyorican creations. Fully illustrated, this edition features a new preface by the author.
Library Journal wrote:
Rivera, a novelist and a Nuyorican (the term refers to a Puerto Rican raised or born in New York City), has compiled a wide-ranging collection of homestyle Puerto Rican recipes, both traditional dishes and those adapted or inspired by mainland cuisine. Many of them come from Rivera’s extended family, and his readable headnotes and introductions include lots of family anecdotes as well as background on Puerto Rican culture and cuisines. Thoughtful wine suggestions accompany most dishes. Recipes from Puerto Rico appear in general Caribbean cookbooks, but there are few titles on its cuisine alone. Recommended.
5 STARS : Puerto Rican Traditional Cooking at its best, excellent book
Posted June 27, 2004, 5:53 PM EST: I have thought many times of how I can pass down my traditional Puerto Rican recipes to my children but never had the time to sit and start writing them down. I have finally found the collection of treasured recipes that are easy to understand and its a no fail process. The recipes are prepared exactly the way I cook them myself, my mother and grandmother have for many years. Recipes are easy to understand and fix the results can be as fancy as you want to make them, overall you will have excellent results. The special comments come from the heart and are true every day life event, they were enjoyable since I have also experience them in the 60’s. My plan is to order several copies as christmas gifts, as we need to keep out tradition alive. The recipes are easy to follow and you will have sucess all the time.
5 STARS :Absolutely Unique
Posted April 25, 2004, 12:21 PM EST: I have had this book in my possession from the local library ‘on loan’ for 7 years. I promise to return it now that its been reprinted. This book has all the tips and excellent recipes you remember from your childhood, the stories and even the correct wine to serve with each dish. Mr. Rivera has done an excellent job of putting together a book you cannot part with if you love this cuisine. Even if you don’t know the glorious flavor of ‘la Isla’ this is a book worth taking a look at if you love to cook and ESPECIALLY IF YOU LOVE TO EAT! Thanks Oswald!
5 STARS :WOAH!
Posted July 30, 2003, 4:43 PM EST: This book is excellent. All of the recipes are easy to follow leading to delicious outcomes! Las comidas NuYoriquenas son muy deliciosas! Thank you Oswald!
5 STARS :The True Nuyorican Recipes
Posted December 30, 1999, 12:04 PM EST: This book is a blast from the past. As a former New Yorker I was excited with Mr.Rivera’s book. It has reminded me of all the great Puerto Rican dishes I eat with family and friends in New York. I now continue cooking those great Puerto Rican dishes and they have become a way of life. This book has help to restore all the receipts I had forgotten or lost.This is truly the orginal Nuyorican Cuisine.Take my word on it.