Cooking delicious Cuban meals for people of all backgrounds
“Ana Quincoces is a confident, knowledgeable guide for anyone who wants to cook Cuban cuisine at home. She celebrates tradition but also understands that modern cooks want the versatility of being able to cook for vegetarians and vegans and those who need gluten-free dishes. Her clear directions and helpful (plus funny) commentary on each recipe are all that’s needed to plan a Cuban dinner party whether you are in South Dakota or South Florida.”—Janet K. Keeler, food and travel writer
“What a delicious capture of so many tasty morsels of food from the island of Cuba! I can’t wait to taste all the yummy flavors of plantains (plántanos), black beans, biste empanizado, to the chicken fricasé, and so many more! As I read each mouthwatering menu and view the beautiful photos, I know that this IS Cuban cuisine!”—Byron Motley, author of Embracing Cuba
“Transport yourself through the flavors of Cuban cooking with Modern Cuban. Ana Quincoces artfully celebrates the heart and soul of Cuban
culinary tradition while providing an insightful and contemporary
approach to classic recipes for the home cook. Quincoces's personal
family connection to the island’s cuisine is tangible and significant
and her warmth and authenticity pour through the recipes, guiding both
novice and seasoned cooks on a flavorful journey through Cuba's culinary
landscape.”—Liza Gershman, author of Cuban Flavor: Exploring the Island’s Unique Places, People, and Cuisine
Serving up a fresh take on Cuban food, Ana Quincoces reimagines traditional recipes for today’s home chefs in Modern Cuban. This cookbook unites generations by helping readers make timeless dishes that showcase the distinctive flavors of classic Cuban cuisine while crafting meals that are accessible to everyone.
Modern Cuban shows how to welcome guests to an inclusive culinary celebration, demonstrating how many of these much-loved recipes can be tweaked or are already good fits for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, ketogenic, and other diets. With ingredients and alternatives that are easy to find or already in most home kitchens, learning Cuban cooking has never been so simple! Readers will find instructions for preparing essentials like fragrant sofrito and tangy mojo criollo along with irresistible croquetas, yuca frita (fried yuca), sopa de platano (plantain soup), picadillo (beef hash), buttery guava-filled pastelitos (pastries), flan de coco (coconut flan), and an abundance of other delectable sides, mains, and desserts.
Accompanied by beautiful photos that present iconic dishes in a new, modern light, the recipes in this cookbook include Ana Quincoces’s personal memories of her family and the food culture they passed down to her. Modern Cuban is perfect for beginners and advanced cooks alike who want to celebrate Cuban favorites in ways that honor the past and present. Above all, this cookbook is for anyone who enjoys gathering good company for great food that feeds the soul. Buen provecho!
Ana Quincoces is a celebrity chef, entrepreneur, and television personality. Quincoces has appeared on shows such as Food Network Star, Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef Latino, The View, The Today Show, and The Profit and starred in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami. She is the creator of Skinny Latina, a popular line of Latin-inspired cooking sauces and marinades. Quincoces is coauthor of The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook and the author of Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine.
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