5 Best Cuban Cookbooks of 2020

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Best Overall: The Cuban Table at Amazon

"Plenty of authentic recipes and beautiful photographs to please just about anyone."

Best Restaurant-Based: The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook at Amazon

"If you’re looking to recreate some of your favorites from the restaurant, then get this book."

Best History: A Taste of Old Cuba

"The author of this cookbook, Maria Josefa Lluria De O'Higgins, grew up in Cuba during the 1920s and 1930s."

Best Beginners: Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban

"This book has many easy recipes for beginners."

Best Recipes: Memories of a Cuban Kitchen

"You'll find 352 pages with over 200 authentic Cuban recipes accompanied by beautiful halftone photographs."

Best Overall: The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History

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The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History. St. Martin's Press

This is one of the newest Cuban cookbooks on the market by food blogger Ana Sofia Pelaez and photographer Ellen Silverman. They've traveled to Cuba, Miami and New York to document and learn about traditional Cuban cooking from home cooks, chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. This 336-page cookbook has plenty of authentic recipes and beautiful photographs to please just about anyone interested in Cuban cuisine. This book is written in English, published by St. Martin's Press and sold by Macmillan.

ISBN-10: 1250036089

ISBN-13: 978-1250036087

Best Restaurant-Based: The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook

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The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook. University Press of Florida

Since 1971 the Versailles Cuban Restaurant has been an icon and institution for Cuban culture in Miami. The authors are Ana Quincoces, author of Sabor!: A Passion for Cuban Cuisine and Cuban Chicks Can Cook and Nicole Valls, operations manager and public relations director for Valls Group, Inc., which is the parent company for the Versailles Restaurant. If you’re looking to recreate some of your favorites from the restaurant, then get this book. This book is written in English and published by University Press of Florida. 192 pages. Hardcover.

ISBN-10: 0813049784

ISBN-13: 978-0813049786

Best History: A Taste of Old Cuba

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A Taste of Old Cuba. William Morrow Cookbooks

The author of this cookbook, Maria Josefa Lluria De O'Higgins, grew up in Cuba during the 1920s and 1930s. She never forgot her Caribbean roots and this cookbook is a memoir of her childhood and favorite Cuba dishes and meals. Published by William Morrow Cookbooks. Hardcover: 304 pages. English.

ISBN-10: 0060169648

ISBN-13: 978-0060169640

Best Beginners: Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban: 100 Great Recipes With a Touch of Miami Spice

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Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban. Gibbs Smith (Publisher)

The printed version of this book is sometimes hard to find, but it’s now available in a Kindle edition. The authors Glenn M. Lindgren, Raul Musibay, and Jorge Castillo helped renew an interest in Cuban cuisine with the publication of this book in 2004. This book is a guide to Cuban flavors, spices, tropical ingredients, and African influence. The photography of each dish is mouthwatering to look at. This book has many easy recipes for beginners. Hardcover: 234 pages. Published by Gibbs Smith​​

ISBN-10: 158685433X

ISBN-13: 978-1586854331

Best Recipes: Memories of a Cuban Kitchen

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Mary Urrutia Randelman, the author of this book, shares her memories of growing up in Cuba and the role food played in her life. In this book, you'll find 352 pages with over 200 authentic Cuban recipes accompanied by beautiful halftone photographs of Randelman's childhood in pre-Castro Cuba. Published in English by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

ISBN-10: 0028609980

ISBN-13: 978-0028609980

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