“My favorite part of writing my new book was that every recipe transported me to an experience or significant time in my life. I am thrilled to be able to share these memories with you all. Plus, I’ve also included some Cuban history that you might find fascinating. I know you’re going to love it!” Chef Patty
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“Patty Ruiz brings the bounty of Cuba to our tables with recipes that celebrate the vibrant ingredients and fresh flavor that have shaped her life. Cooking from this gem of a book is like having a superb teacher next to you in your kitchen. The stunning photos, helpful cooking tips, and concise ingredient explanations make this a favorite that you will turn to again and again.” —Carole Kotkin, Miami Herald food columnist, author, cooking school manager
“Patty has managed to make Cuban food approachable! Beautiful cookbook, featuring great images, Cuban history, and personal insights‚—it is simply delicioso!” —Ingrid Hoffmann, author, host of Food Network’s Simply Delicioso and Top Chef Estrellas
“I have cooked with Patty Ruiz and so I know just how good her food is. I am thrilled she’s come out with a whole Cuban cookbook, and I can’t wait to throw my first comelata! Mojitos, Lechon Asado, and Tostones are definitely on the menu.” —Sara Moulton, host of Sara’s Weeknight Meals
“The Essential Cuban Cookbook by Patricia Morrell-Ruiz had me admiring the photos and table of contents and thinking… Oh if I had this book in my hands when I first started falling in love with the flavors of Cuban cooking how much faster I would have learned! Patricia is a wonderful friend who you will feel like having a Café con Leche and a Tostada with from the very first pages.” —Norman Van Aken, James Beard Award-winning chef, author, and restaurateur
“Patty Ruiz’s passion for food and Cuban cuisine is captured in this book. She has an effortless talent for creating memorable flavors in beautiful settings. I crave her food! What an amazing tribute to our Cuban Culture!” —Roger Borges, Correspondent Univision, Primer Impacto.
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