Williamsburg Regional Library

The Cuban table, a celebration of food, flavors, and history, Ana Sofia Pelaez ; photographs by Ellen Silverman - (hardback)

"The Cuban Table is a comprehensive, contemporary overview of Cuban food, recipes and culture as recounted by serious home cooks and professional chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. Cuban-American food writer Ana Sofia Pelaez and award-winning photographer Ellen Silverman traveled through Cuba, Miami and New York to document and learn about traditional Cuban cooking from a wide range of authentic sources. Cuban home cooks are fiercely protective of their secrets. Content with a private kind of renown, they demonstrate an elusive turn of hand that transforms simple recipes into bright and memorable meals that draw family and friends to their tables time and again. More than just a list of ingredients or series of steps, Cuban cooks' tricks and touches hide in plain sight, staying within families or being passed down in well-worn copies of old cookbooks largely unread outside of the Cuban community. Here you'll find documented recipes for everything from iconic Cuban sandwiches to rich stews with Spanish accents and African ingredients, accompanied by details about historical context and insight into cultural nuances. More than a cookbook, The Cuban Table is a celebration of Cuban cooking, culture and cuisine. With stunning photographs throughout and over 110 deliciously authentic recipes this cookbook invites you into one of the Caribbean's most interesting and vibrant cuisines. "--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
View from the bakery window -- Sitting around the lunch counter -- Soups and stews -- Beans, rice, and eggs -- Chicken, beef, and pork -- Fish and seafood -- Fruits and vegetables -- Sweets and desserts -- Cocktails
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Includes index
Physical Description
xi, 323 pages, illustrations, 26 cm

Library Locations

  • James City County Library

    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US