As 2011 comes to a close, we want to celebrate those Latina food bloggers we love and the recipes, cookbooks and meals they love. Browse the pages below and discover some Latino culinary gems.
Blogger: Vianney Rodriguez
Blog: Sweet Life
Vianney´s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:
Paletas- by Fany Gerson I spent my entire summer drawing inspiration from the flavors of my childhood featured in each page.
Truly Mexican: Essential Recipes and Techniques for Authentic Mexican Cooking- by Roberto Santibanez I loved Roberto’s first book Rosa’s New Mexican Table that there was no way I was missing out in his new cookbook. I love Roberto’s pride in cooking authentic Mexican food and Fany was his former pastry Chef. So I love him for his food and introducing me to Fany.
Frida’s Fiestas – By Guadalupe Rivera and Marie Pierre Colle This cookbook is written by Diego Rivera’s daughter. This cookbook takes place in The Blue House in Coyoacán. The cookbook is a cycle of the twelve fiestas Frida planned with excerpts of her personal notebook.
Vianney´s favorite recipe on her blog from 2011:
One of my favorite recipes was my sopa de fideo. Complete comfort in a bowl.
Vianney´s must-have dish for a Latino Holiday meal:
A great margarita. My obsession for margaritas has carried over to my blog and they are currently my biggest attraction.
Bloggers: Yvette Marquez and Veronica Gonzalez
Blog: Muy Bueno Cookbook
Yvette´s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:
Fresh Mexico -by Marcela Valladolid
Truly Mexican -by Roberto Santibanez
Homesick Texan -by Lisa Fain
Yvette´s and her readers´ favorite recipe on the blog from 2011:
2011 Reader Favorites: Pumpkin Empanadas and Capirotada
My favorite: Enchiladas Verdes
Yvette´s must-have dish for a Latino Holiday meal:
That’s a tough one…Tamales and Bizcochos
Blogger: Marta Darby
Blog: My Big Fat Cuban Family
Marta´s top 3 Latino (Cuban!) Cookbooks of 2011:
1) ¡Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine by Ana Quincoces Rodriguez (She also features her recipe: My Big Fat Cuban Torrejas with guava and cream cheese in this beautiful volume.)
2) Authentic Cuban Cuisine by Martha Abreu Cortina
3) Her own cookbook: My Big, Fat, Cuban Family Cookbook. (self-published)
Marta´s readers’ favorite recipe on her blog from 2011:
Marta´s Must-Have Dish for a Latino Holiday Meal:
Blogger: Morena Escardó
Blog: Perú Delights
Morena´s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:
My Sweet Mexico (Fanny Gerson and Ed Anderson)
Dulce: Desserts in the Latin-American Tradition (Joseluis Flores)
El Gran Libro del Postre Peruano (Sandra Plevisani)
Morena´s favorite recipe on her blog from 2011:
“We love tres leches, because its a staple in our family. Our readers like it too, but the most popular thing is papa a la huancaina, which of course, we LOVE too.”
Morena’s must-have dish for a Latino Holiday meal:
Pastel de choclo, tres leches, causa limeña
Blogger: Leslie Limón
Blog: La Cocina de Leslie
Leslie’s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:
My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson (It’s from 2010, but it’s the newest addition to my cookbook collection and I am loving it!)
On a Stick! by Matt Armendariz
Homesick Texan by Lisa Fain
Leslie´s readers´ favorite recipe from 2011:
Leslie´s must-have dish for a Latino holiday meal….
Any postre made with homemade Guava-sauce! It’s what Navidad should smell like.
Blogger: Luciana Davidzon
Blog: Latin Food Lovers
Luciana´s top 3 Latino cookbooks of 2011:
Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez
Paletas: Authentic recipes for mexican ice pops, saved ice & agues frescos by Fany Gerson
Gran Manual de técnicas del maestro de cocina by Ariel Rodriguez Palacios
My favorite recipe on my blog from 2011
Luciana´s must-have dish for a Latino Holiday meal:
Torta rogel de chocolate con crema chantilly, dulce de leche y frutos del bosque
Blogger: Ericka Sánchez
Blog: Nibbles and Feasts
Ericka´s favorite Latino cookbooks of 2011:
Paletas by Fany Gerson
On a Stick!: 80 Perfect Party Recipes by Matt Armendariz
Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibañez
Ericka´s favorite & reader recipe from Nibbles and Feasts:
Botana: Tlacoyitos de Requeson
Ericka´s must have dish for a Latino holiday meal:
Disclosure: All cookbook links are from Amazon affiliates. If you purchase any, a very small percentage will go to support SpanglishBaby.
Love it. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for including me, such a great group of tasty sites!!
Latino culinary gems indeed!!! Thanks for asking us to be a part of this roundup.
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