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December 2015: Mireya Navarro, Sandra Gutierrez

Join Las Comadres around the world for an interview with Mireya Navarro author of Stepdog published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons and Additional Conversation with Sandra Gutierrez author of Empanadas published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang.

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About the Book:

Stepdog

By Mireya Navarro
Published by GP Putnam’s Sons
ISBN-13: 978-0399167799
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Stepdog is the hilarious and heartwarming tale of a woman (Mia) who has finally met the man of her dreams—and the dog of her nightmares… As time goes on, a full-on war ensues. . . [and] the house [is divided] into dog- and wife-territories. . . But in the end, it’s clear that not even a wife can come between man and dog. As the stepdog ages, Mia softens, and as with any new family struggling to blend, the two must make peace with each other.

About the Author:

Mireya Navarro

Mireya Navarro

Mireya Navarro

Mireya Navarro is a housing reporter for The New York Times. Prior to that, she covered environmental news and wrote Green Wedding: Planning Your Eco-Friendly Celebration. She also served as the paper’s West Coast style correspondent covering lifestyle trends and entertainment and as Miami bureau chief covering Florida and the Caribbean. After the events of September 11, 2001, Mireya was part of the team that wrote Portraits of Grief, the profiles that documented the lives of those killed in the terrorist attacks. She was also a member of the Times team that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for the series, How Race is Lived in America, which was later issued as a book.

She has taught journalism as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and the City University of New York, and as a visiting faculty member for the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education in California. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and currently lives in New York City, New York and Montclair, New Jersey with her husband Jim and stepdog Eddie.


About the Book:

Empanadas: The Hand Held Pies of Latin America

Empanadas: The Hand Held Pies of Latin America

By Sandra Gutierrez
Published by Stewart, Tabori, and Chang
ISBN-13: 978-1617691430
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Found from New York to Los Angeles, from Mexico to Brazil and into the Latin Caribbean, empanadas are the most widely eaten hand-held pies in the world. They can be filled with a marvelous array of ingredients featuring simple, vibrant flavors and can make a perfect snack, everyday meal, decadent dessert, or great party fare.

Empanadas offers a collection of the most delicious recipes and essential tips on creating the perfect mini pie for any occasion, from Argentinian cheesy spinach empanadas, crispy Mexican chorizo and potato pies with tomatillo salsa, and flaky Brazilian shrimp and tomato empanadas to Costa Rican empanaditas stuffed with gooey pineapple jam.

With an introduction on the history of empanadas, a lesson on dough types and folding techniques, 60 succulent recipes, and mouthwatering color photographs throughout, Empanadas is a beautiful, practical, and definitive guide to making, serving, and enjoying everyone’s favorite hand-held pie.

About the Author:

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Sandra Gutierrez

Sandra Gutierrez is an expert on the subject of Latin American cuisine, its history and evolution. She is the author of Empanadas, The New Southern-Latino Table, and Latin American Street Food. Sandra is the former food editor for The Cary News and her articles and recipes have been featured in print and online media across the country.

Recognized as a leading expert on Latin cuisine, Sandra was a presenter on the subject of Latin American food at the conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) in 2012 and was a cookbook judge for the 2013 James Beard Awards.

As a bilingual chef, Sandra is a Chef Ambassador for American Roland Foods. She teaches classes at Williams-Sonoma, which have sold out, and hosts her own blog.

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