Discovering Puerto Rican Specialties In ‘La Cocina De Luisa’

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New cookbook brings delight to every palate through delectable Puerto Rican cuisine

Food enthusiasts and kitchen lovers will relish a new engaging and tempting cookbook as author Luisa Charriez de Morales introduces Puerto Rican cuisine in her new book, La Cocina De Luisa. Released through Xlibris, this fresh masterpiece is founded by love and keenly developed to allow even the most inexperienced of cooks to produce masterful meals efficiently and exudes the integrity of the women who slaved over its content.

Incorporating adventure to love and cooking to create innovative appetizing recipes, Morales offers La Cocina De Luisa, an endearing cookbook that introduces anyone to new sets of recipes that satisfy their cravings. The book itself is an adventure into the history of Puerto Rican cooking. From arroz con gandules to lechon asado, sancocho to alcapurrias, the book details dishes that cover every inch of the cuisine that fuses together elements of European, African, and Native American fares. From the delicious fritters and croquettes to the luscious soups, it also presents various recipes with poultry, meat, fish and shellfish, rice, grains, pasta, eggs, and vegetables. While the sweetness of her desserts suitably ends a perfect meal, her beverages will truly complete this excellent dining experience.

Through La Cocina De Luisa, readers will find knowledge and resources to feed themselves and their families in a new and different way using modern means—it will help them recreate dishes that span generation upon generation. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Luisa Charriez de Morales was born to Ramona Maldonado and Arturo Charriez in 1938 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Her first cooking experiences were shared with her mother over stoves heated with wood. It was from these experiences that her love for cooking flourished. At the age of eighteen, she came to the States with her mother, living first in New York, where she worked in the sewing industry, and then later settling in Philadelphia, where she resides today with her husband, number one fan, and best helper, Bienvenido Morales.

LA COCINA DE LUISA * by Luisa Charriez de Morales
Puerto Rican Specialties
Publication Date: February 26, 2011
Picture Book; $101.99; 194 pages; 978-1-4535-4561-4
Picture Book Hardcover; $111.99; 194 pages; 978-1-4535-4562-1

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