Although I like to experiment will all kinds of foods my roots of course are in Puerto Rico. I grew up eating rice and beans with a side of meat and loved it. When I went off to live on my own I took my mothers cookbook “Cocina Criolla”. The spine was broken and the recipes were old fashion…..like everything has to be made from scrach, there was no can of this or can of that. Unfortunatly I had to put the book to rest because it was falling apart……well to be honest I think I lost it in a move. I was excited to find an updated edition on Amazon.com. Cocina Criolla
is the Spanish version, Puerto Rican Cookery
is the English version.
If you are interested in Puerto Rican cuisine I highly recommend this book, it is what I grew up on it and no other cookbook has compared to it. This is what I call down home cooking.
Puerto Rican Cookery (English Version)
Cocina Criolla (Spanish Version)