Cookbook giveaway - The Book of Latin American Cooking

The Book of Latin American CookingWhen The Book of Latin American Cooking was first published in 1969, the foods of the region were not well known by American and British cooks. The book was among the first to spark enthusiasm for the food of Latin America and the Caribbean. Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz's scholarly approach to the Latin American cooking served as a prototype for many subsequent cookbooks on the subject, and it remains the definitive text to this day. The current popularity for all foods Latin American led Grub Street to reissue the book, and you can read an excerpt from the introduction on the EYB blog.

We're delighted to offer 5 copies of The Book of Latin American Cooking to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Which Latin American cuisine are you most interested in learning about?

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  • percussion03  on  2/23/2016 at 9:16 PM

    I would love to know much more about Cuba, including the cuisine!

  • sgump  on  2/23/2016 at 9:24 PM


  • decorates  on  2/23/2016 at 9:58 PM

    Give me some Brazilian food!

  • jyms  on  2/24/2016 at 7:11 AM

    Peruvian, especially its fusion with other cuisines

  • ballen  on  2/24/2016 at 7:36 AM

    That with a French influence.

  • vickster  on  2/24/2016 at 9:30 AM

    Brazilian. They have some dishes I love but don't know how to make.

  • ladibyrd  on  2/24/2016 at 10:19 AM

    Chilean, mostly because I know nothing.

  • annmartina  on  2/24/2016 at 10:22 AM

    Argentina. I have a friend who does amazing Argentinian wood-fired cooking. I gave him a copy of a beautiful Francis Mallmann cookbook, which he loved.

  • Seren_Ann  on  2/24/2016 at 10:41 AM

    Probably Mexican because I'm sure the stuff I eat here is nowhere near the real thing.

  • pgarcia  on  2/24/2016 at 1:08 PM


  • smolaki  on  2/24/2016 at 2:31 PM

    I only know about mexican food and I like it ... but I would like to try dishes from other latin american countries!

  • IngridO  on  2/24/2016 at 2:53 PM

    I am interested in finding out more about Bolivian food.

  • Agaillard  on  2/24/2016 at 3:59 PM

    Chilean, where I am right now, Peruvian, and Bolivian. Chilean, because, it very understated and unknown, yet amazing, and I don't know the half of it... ! Bolivian and Peruvian, because I know Nothing of it :) Right now I am on Easter Island though which is a mix of Polynesian and Chilean influences...

  • JanScholl  on  2/24/2016 at 10:35 PM

    Probably Cuban. I like the Caribbean in general.

  • DesiKim  on  2/24/2016 at 11:30 PM

    Id love to learn to cook Peruvian food

  • kate  on  2/25/2016 at 12:00 AM

    I'd love to make empanadas like the ones I ate in Ecuador

  • pandapotamus  on  2/25/2016 at 12:26 AM


  • NYTBatCat  on  2/25/2016 at 1:32 AM


  • Joodle  on  2/25/2016 at 1:42 AM

    Peruvian..I would like to recreate the tastes experienced many years ago

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  2/25/2016 at 6:46 AM


  • Orielle  on  2/25/2016 at 8:36 AM

    Chile - having had ceviche made by some Chilean friends, I would love to learn more about these flavours.

  • ravensfan  on  2/25/2016 at 8:53 AM


  • MaineDruid  on  2/25/2016 at 8:55 AM

    I'm not so much interested in a specific regional cuisine but in finding recipes that can be adapted to a vegan, gluten-free diet.

  • miss.vito  on  2/25/2016 at 9:27 AM

    I love all Latin cuisines!

  • leannan  on  2/25/2016 at 11:28 AM


  • djoh437938  on  2/25/2016 at 1:28 PM

    tacos and all the rest

  • cambridgecook  on  2/25/2016 at 4:36 PM


  • Lizzzzy  on  2/26/2016 at 3:24 AM

    Definitely Brazil, I lived in Portugal for 11 years and love the twists and changes that Brazil has added to the original recipes from Portugal.

  • emiliang  on  2/26/2016 at 9:28 AM

    Peruvian, because it's such an interesting mix of South American, European, and Asian flavors. It's a true Creole cuisine, much like Louisiana's.

  • sir_ken_g  on  2/26/2016 at 11:32 AM

    Peru. But really any SA dishes.

  • Sofie168  on  2/26/2016 at 2:17 PM

    Looks good!

  • SilverSage  on  2/26/2016 at 2:27 PM

    Argentina or Peru.

  • embk27  on  2/26/2016 at 3:53 PM


  • kbennall  on  2/27/2016 at 3:26 AM

    Everything! Mexico City cuisine in particular, but lately I've wanted to learn to make peanut mole. I had it in a restaurant a while back and it was absolute heaven.

  • RuthHarwood  on  2/27/2016 at 4:13 AM

    would love to know more about Chilean cooking xx

  • rahiscock  on  2/28/2016 at 11:56 PM


  • rosiekitty  on  2/29/2016 at 8:53 PM

    Mexican, particularly DF.

  • matag  on  2/29/2016 at 10:51 PM


  • t.t  on  3/4/2016 at 5:50 PM


  • Rosesrpink50  on  3/5/2016 at 7:46 PM


  • Michelinemm  on  3/5/2016 at 10:44 PM


  • jd5761  on  3/7/2016 at 6:43 PM


  • sabrina7  on  3/8/2016 at 8:00 PM

    All of them. I am particularly interested in the use of spices in any cuisine, and want to learn more about Latin cuisine spices!

  • obbigttam  on  3/9/2016 at 7:35 PM

    How can I pick only one, so much to explore & learn. Hopefully I get to take my family's tastebuds on a journey around Latin American cuisine.

  • ae.bell  on  3/10/2016 at 7:06 AM

    Probably Ecuador since my sister has spent a great deal of time there!

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  3/10/2016 at 3:10 PM

    I am very interested in learning how to cook Mexican cuisine.

  • Johnnymc  on  3/10/2016 at 6:37 PM

    All, Peru as it has a reputation as extremely diverse.

  • jlh39  on  3/10/2016 at 7:36 PM

    I am especially interested in the cuisine of Peru.

  • AndieG52  on  3/11/2016 at 10:18 AM

    Argentina and Peru

  • GillB  on  3/11/2016 at 2:35 PM

    Peruvian would be great

  • trudys_person  on  3/15/2016 at 8:20 PM

    Colombia, because I have a friend from there ...

  • sallyc06  on  3/18/2016 at 8:39 AM

    Mexican seems good

  • Cubangirl  on  3/20/2016 at 6:15 PM

    I always welcome good authentic Cuban Cookbooks. Authentic means no cilantro, jalapenos or other chiles, etc. I am not sure how popular that would be since it would have to feature pressure cooking recipes, deep fat fried recipes, heavy soups or potages, desserts, fresh fruits and very few veggies. Most ingredients needed for Cuban foods are readily available nowadays, so that should not be a problem. If not Cuban, I would welcome any latin cuisine except for Mexican.

  • DimensionAEB  on  3/21/2016 at 2:11 PM

    Peruvian would be interesting.

  • TRACYSB  on  3/21/2016 at 2:50 PM

    Would love to learn how to make MOLE properly. There are so many steps to it, but it's delicious. :) Also all our family love chicken so new recipes to make with chicken would be good. It's the only meat we all agree on.

  • worstkeptsecret  on  3/22/2016 at 4:02 PM

    What kind of desserts there are :)

  • rivergait  on  3/22/2016 at 4:07 PM

    Chilean, because Chile some geographically mimics California with its agricultural products

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