Author: Virgilio Martinez
About the Book:
Rarely has the incredible range of cuisines from Mexico's tropical coasts to the icy islands at the foot of South America been documented as comprehensively as in this collection. Global star chef and Peruvian sensation Virgilio Martínez curates, with a personal deep dive into each region's food culture, culinary delicacies, and local ingredients. The result: more than 600 remarkable recipes that bring to life the vibrancy of Latin America and its myriad influences - indigenous, European, Asian, and beyond. Discover traditional and popular recipes for home cooks from Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela, with dishes ranging from iconic - Empanadas, Tamales, Arepas, Tortillas, Quesadillas, and Tacos - to lesser-known specialties - Chilean Disco Fries, Nicaraguan Squash Stew, and Ecuadorian Easter Soup.
About the Author:
After cooking in prestigious restaurants around the world, Virgilio Martínez returned to Peru in 2009 and opened Central. Since 2013 Central has appeared on the World's 50 Best list and has been named the #1 restaurant in Latin America multiple times. He co-founded Mater Iniciativa, which documents Latin America's indigenous foods. In 2018, he opened the acclaimed Mil in the Andes above the terraces of Moray. He is featured on Chef's Table and is the author of Central.
Nicholas Gill, the co-founder of the website New Worlder, is an acclaimed food and travel writer, who divides his time between New York and Peru.