Coconuts & Collards

Coconuts & Collards

Recipes and Stories From Puerto Rico to the Deep South

Book - 2018
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"When her family moved from Puerto Rico to Atlanta, Von Diaz traded plantains, roast pork, and malta for grits, fried chicken, and sweet tea. Brimming with humor and nostalgia, Coconuts and Collards is a recipe-packed memoir of growing up Latina in the Deep South. Inspired by her grandmother's 1962 copy of Cocina Criolla--the Puerto Rican equivalent of the Joy of Cooking--Coconuts and Collards celebrates traditional recipes while fusing them with Diaz's own family history and a contemporary Southern flair. Diaz discovers the connections between the food she grew up eating in Atlanta and the African and indigenous influences in so many Puerto Rican dishes. With stunning photographs that showcase the geographic diversity of the island and the vibrant ingredients that make up Puerto Rican cuisine, this cookbook is a moving story about discovering our roots through the foods that comfort us. It is about the foods that remind us of family and help us bridge childhood and adulthood, island and mainland, birthplace and adopted home."--[page 166]
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780813056654
0813056659
Characteristics: xi, 163 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Codish, Cybelle - Photographer

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