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?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends March 22, 2016.

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  • percussion03  on  February 23, 2016

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

  • sgump  on  February 23, 2016


  • decorates  on  February 23, 2016

    Give me some Brazilian food!

  • jyms  on  February 24, 2016

    Peruvian, especially its fusion with other cuisines

  • ballen  on  February 24, 2016

    That with a French influence.

  • vickster  on  February 24, 2016

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

  • ladibyrd  on  February 24, 2016

    Chilean, mostly because I know nothing.

  • annmartina  on  February 24, 2016

    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  February 24, 2016

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

  • pgarcia  on  February 24, 2016


  • smolaki  on  February 24, 2016

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

  • IngridO  on  February 24, 2016

    I am interested in finding out more about Bolivian food.

  • Agaillard  on  February 24, 2016

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Right now I am on Easter Island though which is a mix of Polynesian and Chilean influences…

  • JanScholl  on  February 24, 2016

    Probably Cuban. I like the Caribbean in general.

  • DesiKim  on  February 24, 2016

    Id love to learn to cook Peruvian food

  • kate  on  February 25, 2016

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

  • pandapotamus  on  February 25, 2016


  • NYTBatCat  on  February 25, 2016


  • Joodle  on  February 25, 2016

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

  • Ordinaryblogger  on  February 25, 2016


  • Orielle  on  February 25, 2016

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

  • ravensfan  on  February 25, 2016


  • MaineDruid  on  February 25, 2016

    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  February 25, 2016

    I love all Latin cuisines!

  • leannan  on  February 25, 2016


  • djoh437938  on  February 25, 2016

    tacos and all the rest

  • cambridgecook  on  February 25, 2016


  • Lizzzzy  on  February 26, 2016

    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  February 26, 2016

    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  February 26, 2016

    Peru. But really any SA dishes.

  • Sofie168  on  February 26, 2016

    Looks good!

  • SilverSage  on  February 26, 2016

    Argentina or Peru.

  • embk27  on  February 26, 2016


  • kbennall  on  February 27, 2016

    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  February 27, 2016

    would love to know more about Chilean cooking xx

  • rahiscock  on  February 28, 2016


  • rosiekitty  on  February 29, 2016

    Mexican, particularly DF.

  • matag  on  February 29, 2016


  • t.t  on  March 4, 2016


  • Rosesrpink50  on  March 5, 2016


  • Michelinemm  on  March 5, 2016


  • jd5761  on  March 7, 2016


  • sabrina7  on  March 8, 2016

    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  March 9, 2016

    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  March 10, 2016

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

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  March 10, 2016

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

  • Johnnymc  on  March 10, 2016

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

  • jlh39  on  March 10, 2016

    I am especially interested in the cuisine of Peru.

  • AndieG52  on  March 11, 2016

    Argentina and Peru

  • GillB  on  March 11, 2016

    Peruvian would be great

  • trudys_person  on  March 15, 2016

    Colombia, because I have a friend from there …

  • sallyc06  on  March 18, 2016

    Mexican seems good

  • Cubangirl  on  March 20, 2016

    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  March 21, 2016

    Peruvian would be interesting.

  • TRACYSB  on  March 21, 2016

    Would love to learn how to make MOLE properly. There are so many steps to it, but it's delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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  March 22, 2016

    What kind of desserts there are ๐Ÿ™‚

  • rivergait  on  March 22, 2016

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

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