The most comprehensive and varied selection of recipes ever published from one of the most fascinating and diverse regions of the world - under the expert tutelage of globally renowned Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martinez

An extraordinary celebration of the continent's much-loved regional cuisines - with 600 delicious recipes.

Rarely has the incredible range of cuisines from Mexico s tropical coasts to the icy islands at the foot of South America been documented as comprehensively as in this collection. Global star chef and Peruvian sensation Virgilio Martinez curates, with a personal deep dive into each region s food culture, culinary delicacies, and local ingredients. The result: 600 remarkable recipes that bring to life the vibrancy of Latin America and its myriad influences indigenous, European, Asian and beyond.


ISBN13: 9781838663124
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 432
Publication Date: 18 Nov 2021
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publication City, Country: London,United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 27(H) x 18(W)
Weight (gm):

Author Biography

After cooking in prestigious restaurants around the world, Virgilio Martinez returned to Peru in 2009 and opened Central. Since 2013 Central has appeared on the World s 50 Best list and has been named the #1 restaurant in Latin America multiple times. He co-founded Mater Iniciativa, which documents Latin America s indigenous foods. In 2018, he opened the acclaimed Mil in the Andes above the terraces of Moray. He is featured on Chef s Table and is the author of Central.


"Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez shares his vast knowledge and endless passion for the gastronomy and food ways of South America ... an impressive collection of South American cuisines." - Fine Dining Lovers

"This volume isn't just a cookbook-it's a historical and culinary map of Latin America" - Afar

"Filled with more than 600 recipes ... plan to cook your way through at least a fraction of the cookbook" - Conde Nast Traveler

"A scrumptious tribute to and celebration of Latin America" - Cool Hunting

"Lively, entertaining, and surprisingly navigable." - Eater

"The recipes are supplemented with ... a closer look at traditional dishes and important ingredients" - Epicurious

"This labor of love will appeal to readers interested in exploring the diversity of Latin American cuisine." - Publishers Weekly

"Exhaustive ... celebrates the remarkable range of Latin American cuisine" - Time Out

"A fascinating book to read... also an easy one to cook from" - TLS

"Brings to live the food, recipes, and their myriad influences, from indigenous to European, Asian and beyond" - Stylist

"Impressive" - Hot Dinners

"A treat for travel-minded cooks" - Country & Town House

"Dives deep into each region's food culture and local ingredients" -Thrillist

The Latin American Cookbook

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