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I am big fan of colombian cooking and I am very excited to get Colombian cook book in English...I found recipes as easy to follow,...with excellent explanation of ingrediences....it's easy to look for them. i love this book:)
It’s alright. Very thorough collection of Colombian dishes, and being Colombian I recognize most of them. My husband, however, is not Colombian, and he is the cook of our home... so it’s kind of tricky for him to be inspired, or choose what to make. It would be so much better if each recipe had a high quality, full-color, glossy photo of the dish (like most cookbooks do)!
This is the absolute BEST Colombian cookbook you will ever find. I bought the original a few years ago. I was amazed by the recipes that this book had. It was as if my Abuela was right in the kitchen with me. I then bought more copies for my sisters and cousins. I finally gave my personal copy to my brother about a year ago. I woke up the other night thinking about this book. I was ecstatic to see that there were even MORE recipes and color pictures! My mother's family is from the coastal town of Santa Marta. Many of these dishes are familiar. Those that aren't, I have either tried or am willing to. Patricia has done an amazing job with her detailed explanations and instructions for each dish.
There is no better tasting food in the world to me than Colombian food. I enjoy cooking it as much as I enjoy serving, sharing and eating it!
I was looking for a Colombian cooking book that would help me find the names of ingredients (names of herbs, what cut of meat to use etc) of dishes I sort of knew how to cook. This book not only did that but offered alternatives using products you can find in American supermarkets. But the most important thing about this book (and I can't stress it enough) is that the recipes are fantastic! After I made my mom the Arroz con Pollo (she was visiting from Colombia) she said that was one of the best she ever had. I loved the author's brief descriptions of Colombia and personal pictures of her cooking with her family as a child, it feels like you are cooking with a Colombian friend. If you have never tried Colombian food or already are an enthusiast that has a craving for Colombian food this book is for you.
Loving this book. I’m from Colombia and they bring me awesome memories of my childhood when I used to cook with my parents. The recipes are so good and easy to follow for anyone who’s interested in our cooking. I bought it for me & my husband, who’s American and loves our Latin food.
Our adopted son is from Barranquilla, so between our exposure to the food while in Colombia and our own son's knowledge, this book is the real deal. He loves helping follow and cook the recipes from the book. We are fortunate to have several Latin food markets in our area, so ingredients haven't been a real issue. There are some recipes that have shorter, less involved versions out there that are just as good, but love the book.
This cookbook is perhaps too authentic. I don’t have access to a regular supply of guinea pigs and plantain leaves in Ohio. This is an English version of a legit Colombian cookbook if I am not mistaken. If that is what you need, than you are in for a treat.