Jose Garces is getting so much national press these days, and it makes us so happy. Relatively fresh off of his Iron Chef win, he appeared on CBS’s The Early Show yesterday morning.
He was on the show to talk about Latin Evolution, his new/first cookbook, which also happens to be a pretty deeply personal collection. (He describes it as “a story about me and others like me, first-generation Americans who spoke Spanish at home and English at school, people who felt like outsiders in their neighborhoods but relished the camaraderie and comfort of the family table.”)
The article accompanying the video includes several recipes (!!), so that one can attempt to recreate Garces’ dishes like “Arepas with Oxtail Ropa Vieja & Avocado Espuma” or “Bananas y Azafrán: Caramel-Rum Bananas with Flourless Chocolate Cake & Saffron Custard.” Yes please!
“Traditional Latin Fare, Modern Spin” [CBS]