Dios Mio!!!! I just found out that my cookbook New Orleans con Sabor Latino: The History and Passion of Latino Cooking is now available at the New York Public Library!!! I am so proud to have the cookbook there and I hope New Yorkers check my cookbook out. I love New York! Everything about New York but especially the food! I have soooo many fond memories of visiting my Uncle’s house for Thanksgiving and eating lechon asado, mofongo de mariscos, soul food, New York Pizza, cannoli’s, etc. etc. etc. I was just in New York for Thanksgiving and ate at Justine’s Dominican Restaurant in the Bronx with my sister and our children. Best part about Latino food is that you can feed an army on a budget and the flavors can measure up to any fine dining cuisine. Thanks New York! Viva Nueva York!!! FYI: My cookbook is available for library check out and as a reference in Hispanic Studies.
I grew up in Chicago but my fall and summer weekends were spent in South Haven, Michigan. If you have ever been to South Haven then you know how beautiful the town is with its lighthouse, sand dunes and the best Sherman ice cream parlor! My parents own a summer home in a small gated community right in the woods in a small log cabin house where you can see all of Lake Michigan from your bedroom. It is the most peaceful place I have ever been. Anne, our retired teacher neighbour from Texas who owns a home that is to die for, works closely with the South Haven Memorial Library. Anne, I wanted to thank you so much for making sure that my cookbook is available at the library! South Haven residents and vacationers check out my cookbook New Orleans con Sabor Latino: The History and Passion of Latino Cooking! Can’t wait for blueberry season! I was just at Crane Orchards picking apples in October.
My beloved University of Toronto Museum Studies professor Cheryl Meszaros I hope is smiling from heaven! I dedicated my book New Orleans con Sabor Latino: The History and Passion of Latino Cooking to her. She died of cancer during my second year of graduate school. She encouraged me to write this book and do my internship at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. It was so painful to return to campus after our summer internship and to lose her before we graduated. Thank you University of Toronto Faculty of Information Studies for sending me a picture of you all holding the book before my book is officially part of the library! Muchas Gracias Adriani y Alfredo!! R.I.P. Cheryl Meszaros!!!