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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

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:


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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