Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook Ybor City Tampa, Florida

Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook comes to you from the Ybor City Tampa, Florida historic restaurant that is the oldest in Florida. Here are 178 Spanish recipes for you and your guests and family to enjoy. Chicken Catalana, Paella Valenciana, 1905 Salad, and Chocolate Whipped Cream Roll are some of the standouts found inside of the Colubmia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 294 pages 

Copyright: 1995

Publisher: University Press, Florida. 

Author: Adela Hernandez Gonzmart and Ferdie Pacheco. 

ISBN: 9780813014036

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Description: Out of secrets and dreams and romance, Adela Hernandez Gonzmart and Ferdie Pacheco re-create their passion for the Columbia in this narrated cookbook inspired by the nation's largest Spanish restaurant and Florida's oldest. 

This book is both a history of the elegant family restaurant, which now boasts six locations in Florida, and a cookbook of 178 recipes that make them famous. It is also the biography of Adela, the heart of the Columbia, with commentary by Ferdie Pacheco, television's "fight doctor," Ybor City's famous raconteur, and Adela's neighbor as they grew up together in Ybor City. 

Casimiro became known for dishes that the Columbia still serves -- Spanish bean soup, his lusty creation that combines sausage, garbanzo beans, and potatoes in a beef stock; arroz con polio, a classic chicken and rice dish; an authentic Cuban sandwich; and the 1905 salad, dressed with the family's special blend of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar, lemon juice, and Spanish olive oil. 

Pijuan, Casimiro's fabled chef from the kitchen of King Alfonso XIII of Spain, contributed numerous works of art, such as pompano papillot and steak capuchina. 

Adela and Ferdie now reveal the best of these recipes and offer many others, giving lovers of good food the opportunity to bring home the aroma, the seasonings, and the glamour of the Columbia, gem of all Spanish restaurants. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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