If you're in Miami on Monday, this is where you need to be...

My friend, Ana Quincoces (don't-hate-me-because-I'm-beautiful) Rodriguez has a fabulous new Cuban cookbook out called "Sabor!"  And when I say fabulous, I mean that Every. Single. Wonderful. Recipe. is like-abuela-used-to-make perfect.  Nothing frou-frou or nouvelle about it.  Ana knows Cuban food and if you love Cuban food, you will want to own this book! (you'll find the Amazon link over there on the right...)

I had the privilege of meeting the lovely Ana when I was in Miami for Cuba Nostalgia this year. We had been corresponding by email for a while and got to be friends in that funny way that happens when you have "being Cuban" in common and start sharing your life, as we Cubans love to do.  (In fact, Eric did some work for her husband, too, but that's not important right now.)

(she's the uber-gorgeous-super-model on the left, in case you were confused.... =D)

Ana & Marta 

If I were in Miami, I'd definitely get myself over to her launch party at Books and Books in Coral Gables. 

It's happening on Monday, December 1st, 2008 at 8 pm.


Obviously, I won't get to go, (sad for me) but if you are in the Miami area, please go to Books and Books and please, please, please! introduce yourself to Ana and please tell her that Marta, from My Big Fat Cuban Family and Babalú blog, sent you.

And when you get your hands on this fabulous cookbook, please turn to page 204 - 205, where you'll find this:

MBFCF torrejas 

Yeah, Baby!  My recipe for My Big Fat Cuban Torrejas.

I'm telling you.... Ana knows Cuban food.  =D

Felicidades y Buen Provecho, Amiga!