Cooking the Cuban Way

From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Combining the cultural traditions of Spain, indigenous Cubans, Africans, and various other immigrants, Cuban cuisine is simple and filled with flavor. Rich spices such as garlic, oregano, and cumin combine with fresh produce, staples such as rice and beans, and pork or fresh seafood to fill Cuban menus. Although the people of Cuba are divided along class lines, they enjoy the same food—Salsa Criollos, Frijoles Negros, Tostones, and Cerdo Asado.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-82252-152-5
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Makerspace
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2004-01-01
BISACS JNF014000, JNF038050
Dewey 641.597291
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 1080
Features Index, Maps, Recipes, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“These cookbooks feature recipes for such traditions fare as lamb kebabs, as well as lower-fat and vegetarian dishes. Introductory sections on each country’s culture and cuisine provide excellent material for school reports. Glossaries of exotic ingredients and substitutions for hard-to-find items are included. Most recipes require extensive adult supervision.” —The Horn Book Guide

Author: Alison Behnke

Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Alison Behnke had the good fortune to live in Rome, Italy, for three years while in grade school. Not only did this move expand her horizons enormously and introduce her to one of the world’s best and most beautiful cities, but it provided her with a wealth of writing material. Even before her Roman holiday, however, Alison knew that she wanted to be an author—a desire which, according to her parents, she first voiced around age six. Good teachers, avid reading, and a children's librarian for a mother all fed the fire. Alison went on to take a degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing, and at present count she has written more than thirty books. Alison lives in Minneapolis, and when she's neither reading nor writing, she spends her time on pursuits including photography, travel, and striving to make the perfect espresso.