A Cuban-American food writer and blogger offers an illustrated, comprehensive overview of Cuban cuisine, providing historical context for dishes that include Spanish and African ingredients as well as 110 delicious, authentic recipes.
ANA SOFIA PELAEZ grew up in a famous Cuban family as the great-niece of the revered avant-garde painter Amelia Pelaez del Casal. Raised in Miami and transplanted to New York, Ana Sofia launched her food blog, Hungry Sofia, in 2008 in an effort to discover the rich smells, heady flavors, and baroque rituals of Latin food. Since then, she has been featured by "The New York Times, InStyle "magazine, "The Huffington Post," Food 52, Apartment Therapy's the Kitchn, iVillage, and NBC Latino. She's appeared on the Cooking Channel's "Stay Hungry" campaign and Aaron Loves NY with Chef Aaron Sanchez. Most recently, Hungry Sofia was nominated by Saveur magazine as one of the Best Regional Cuisine blogs of 2012. ELLEN SILVERMAN has photographed many bestselling cookbooks including Gwyneth Paltrow's "My Father's Daughter," Daphne Oz's "Relish," Karen DeMasco's "The Craft of Baking," Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner's" Neue Cuisine," Tracy Zabar's "One Sweet Cookie," "The Epicurious Cookbook," and the upcoming Jamaican cookbook by the Rousseau sisters, "Bellyfull." An exhibition of her photographs of Cuban kitchens was shown at New York gallery Umbrella Arts, and was featured on NPR's "The Picture Show," on "Gourmet Live, The Splendid Table," and in "Saveur" magazine.