Clarita's Cocina:
Great Traditional Recipes from a Spanish Kitchen

Clarita Garcia


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"This practical and convenient guide for novice and experienced cooks alike offers instructions with charming anecdotes and countless down-to-earth pointers for Spain’s most famous dishes!"-- Studio 10 TV

"Keep this one on a shelf that’s easy to get to, because after you read it, you are going to go back to it time and time again."--Orlando Sentinel

"Full of mouthwatering recipes most families would savor."--Chicago Tribune

"Instructions are very easy to follow and one of the things I love about this book (besides the great recipes) are the stories Clarita shares. . . . Pick up a copy of this book. You won’t be sorry."--Tina McUlbertson in Novel Meals

From the classic Potaje de Garbanzos (Spanish bean soup) and spicy Camarones Criolla (shrimp creole) to delicious Tomates Rellenos (stuffed tomatoes), these dishes are ripe with the passion and warmth of a Spanish kitchen. Clarita Garcia shares recipes from years spent managing her family’s famous restaurant--Las Novedades--tried and true dishes from Spanish friends and relatives, and her own unique, delectable creations. The resulting savory delights will please and comfort the whole family. Not your average cookbook, this colorful guide to authentic Spanish cooking is enriched with Clarita’s lively anecdotes and personal stories, making it a treasure for your kitchen.

Clarita Garcia (1915--2006) came from an impeccable line of Spanish chefs and restaurateurs. Her flavorful dishes could be tasted in her family’s restaurant, Las Novedades, and observed in her witty cooking shows.

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"Keep this one on a shelf that’s east to get to, because after you read it, you are going to back to it time and time again." Orlando Sentinel

"The instructions are very easy to follow and one of the things I love about this book (besides the great recipes) are the stories Clarita shares…If you are looking for a cookbook with good Cuban cuisine, grab a copy of Clarita’s Cocina." Tinabakesbread (blog)

"Mrs. Garcia poured out her heart through her recipes, but also through soulful writing about her love of cooking." Tampa Bay Times

"full of mouthwatering recipes most families would savor " Chicago Tribune

"This practical and convenient guide for novice and experienced cooks alike offers instructions with charming anecdotes and countless down-to-earth pointers for Spain’s most famous dishes!" Studio 10

[Garcia’s] down-to-earth approach and passion for the culinary arts comes through in every page of her cookbook, which is a wonderful resource for novice and experienced cooks alike. . . .By pairing the recipes with light-hearted anecdotes and invaluable tips and pointers, the cookbook is an appealing read and a treasure for your kitchen.-- Venice Gulf Coast Living

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