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How to cook fantastic, authentic Latin American food.

How to cook fantastic, authentic Latin American food utilising locally available ingredients.

Miami-born, Venezuela-raised, New Zealand-based chef Grace Ramirez shares her interpretation of traditional recipes from throughout Latin America. Utilising readily available ingredients, Grace recreates the authentic tastes she grew up with in contemporary dishes full of bold flavours. With its use of fresh aromatic ingredients and exciting flavour combinations, Latin American cooking is set to become an exciting new food trend. In this unique cookbook Grace shares inspirational recipes for every meal as well as fascinating titbits of information about each Latin American country's culinary history.


One of the most vibrant, exciting cookbooks of the year.

Kia Ora

A celebration of the many cultures and cuisines of Latin America, and it's full of punchy, fresh ingredients and exciting flavour combinations.

Alice Galletly, Dish magazine

The snazzy cover of Grace Ramirez's book is a good sign of things to come inside . . . A great starting point for those interested in Latin American cooking, with helpful down-under ingredient substitutions given.

Cuisine magazine

An impressive book in breadth and size . . . a thoroughly researched book that appreciates how varied the food cultures of Latin America are.

Alice Neville, Waikato Times (syndicated)

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 21, 2015

    Random House NZ

    288 pages

    RRP $52.99

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Latin Sausage Rolls

Try this free recipe from Grace Ramirez’s La Latina.