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Cookbook of the Month for January 2014: GRAN COCINA LATINA: THE FOOD OF LATIN AMERICA

GRAN COCINA LATINA: THE FOOD OF LATIN AMERICA by Maricel E. Presilla has been selected as the first Cookbook of the Month for 2014. This book is said to “unif(y) the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world, from Mexico to Argentina and all the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean…She’s gathered more than 500 recipes for the full range of dishes, from the foundational adobos and sofritos to empanadas and tamales to ceviches and moles to sancocho and desserts such as flan and tres leches cake.” http://tinyurl.com/ln956eq

On December 31st, I'll post individual threads for reporting your experiences from this book. In the meantime, you can use this announcement thread for general discussion about the book.

The voting thread that got us here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/927781

The nomination thread is here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926927

A general explanation of Cookbook of the Month, and a list of past books:
http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...

Join in on the fun even if you don’t have the book! There are many recipes available online.

Rice with Corn, Chickpeas, Green Beans, and Chorizo http://katieatthekitchendoor.com/2012...

Green Beans with Bacon http://katieatthekitchendoor.com/2012...

Ecuadorian Spicy Onion and Tamarillo Salsa http://tinyurl.com/a6wje2x
Yuca Fingers with Cilantro Sauce Presilla http://tinyurl.com/a6wje2x

Creamy Cilantro Sauce Presilla http://tinyurl.com/a6wje2x

Bolivian Peanut Sauce (Ají de Maní Paceño) http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/20...

Picadillo Cubano Mi Casa http://recipes.pgplate.com/food/learn...

Shrimp in Spicy Peruvian Pepper Sauce (Picante de Camarones) http://recipes.pgplate.com/food/learn...

Jicama Sticks with Chile and Lime http://recipes.pgplate.com/food/learn...

Soupy Rice and Chicken (Arroz con Pollo a la Chorrera) http://m.thelatinkitchen.com/article/...

Baked rice with hearts of palm (arroz con palmitos) http://tinyurl.com/lyweds7

Puerto Rican-style ají dulce sauce (ajilimójili) http://tinyurl.com/lyweds7

Light tomato sauce (salsa de tomate ligera) http://tinyurl.com/lyweds7

Peruvian Warm Purple Potato and Squash Salad with Olive Oil and

Paprika Dressing (Ensalada Tibia de Papas Moradas y Calabaza con

Aceite de Oliva y Pimentón) http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/08...

Grilled Skirt Steak with Argentinean Chimichurri (Entraña con Chimichurri Argentino) http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/08...

Argentinean Chimichurri http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/08...

Havana-style Black Bean Soup http://lynnefaubert.com/en/2013/02/24...

Brazilian Salt Cod and Potato Casserole http://lynnefaubert.com/en/2013/03/23...

Clam, Pork and White Bean Stew http://www.northjersey.com/columnists...

Clam_Pork_and_White_BEAN_STEW.html
Arepitas de Queso Sazonadas (Spicy Baked Corn and Cheese Patties) http://tinyurl.com/lhr9ooq

Quinoa-Crusted Chicken Fingers (Chicharron Novoandino de Pollo con Costra de Quinoa) http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/12/...

Roast Turkey in Andean Pepper and Pisco Adobo with Roast Plantains and Sweet Potatoes (Pavo en Adobo de Aji Mirasol y Pisco con Platanos y Camotes Asados) http://www.today.com/food/make-latin-...

Cuban Avocado, Watercress, and Pineapple Salad http://food52.com/blog/6379-maricel-e...

Cream of Caribbean Pumpkin Soup with Cacao Nibs: Crema de Calabaza y Cacao http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/Recipes/...

Soups-and-Stews-Recipes-848/Cream-of-Caribbean-Pumpkin-Soup-with-Cacao-Nibs-Crema-de-Calabaza-y-Cacao-396.aspx#ixzz2nY7HMFcP

Spicy milk sauce from Ciudad Bolivar (Aji de Leche) http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty...

Caracan Black Bean Soup (Puré de Caraotas Negras Mantuano) http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/food...

Bean-Soup-Pur-de-4464424.php
Drunken Stewed Plantains (Plátanos Gusados Borrachos http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/food...

Plantains-Pl-tanos-4464426.php
Paraguayan Meatballs in Broth (Albóndigas en Caldo) http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/food...

Meatballs-in-Broth-4464422.php
To Die While Dreaming (Morir Soñando) http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/food...
Dreaming-4464427.php

Chimichurri Rojo (Red Chimichurri) http://www.foodswoon.com/red-chimichu...

Spiced Venezuelan hot chocolate (Chocolate en taxa Yaguaraparo) http://www.americanfoodroots.com/50-s...

Ecuadorian potato and cheese patties with peanut sauce (Llapingachos con aji de mani) http://www.americanfoodroots.com/50-s...

Puerto Rican Pasteles (Pasteles Puertorriqueños) http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog (Coquito) http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Simple Cuban Mojo for Boiled Root Vegetables (Mojo Cubano) http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Salvadoran Corn on the Cob http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/... (Elote Loco)
http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/...

Cuban ground beef hash (Picadillo Cubano de mi casa) http://www.post-gazette.com/food/2013...

Pesque de quinoa (Quinoa serrana) http://quemas.mamaslatinas.com/food_f...

Cuban Sandwich http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/food...

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  1. Wow, you've really done an amazing job of collecting recipe links BigSal. Thank you so much.

    1. Here's another recipe online that I didn't see in your list (hope I didn't overlook it).

      Shrimp Ceviche
      http://leitesculinaria.com/85497/reci...

      1. great job on finding these recipes

        1. Thanks for all of the links. I will definitely participate with them if I can't get the book from the library.

          1. Mille grazie, BigSal! With the links you've posted I'll be able to choose a few recipes, I'm sure. What a lot of research you've done during your tenure. We have all benefited from your work.