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Nutrition Adjunct Instructor, Lourdes Castro, publishes new cookbook

Lourdes Castro, an adjunct in the nutrition program, has published a new cookbook called Latin Grilling:  Recipes to Shar, from Patagonian Asado to Yucatecan Barbecue and More.

From the steamy jungles of the Yucatán to the verdant valleys along the andes, Latin Grilling goes beyond typical barbecue fare and familiar Mexican and Tex-Mex standards to present more than 90 recipes that showcase the diversity of Latin American cooking. Acclaimed cooking teacher Lourdes Castro takes you on a culinary tour of the Americas with ten fiestas featuring authentic Latin American flavors tailored for home cooking and backyard grilling.

In addition to steak and other grilled meats, Latin Grilling includes options for chicken, fish, shrimp, and vegetables to offer a bounty of delicious dishes sure to please all of your guests. Kick off your Peruvian party with a trio of fresh ceviches or host a Cuban Cookout complete with a whole roasted hog. With country-by-country entertaining plans and menus including beverages, starters, entrées, sides, and desserts, this celebration of traditional Latin-American grilling is a refreshing change of pace. Lourdes captures the essence of Latin America in each meticulously formulated recipe, and to ensure you feel comfortable at the grill, she shares tips and notes on ingredients, flavor variations, techniques, and entertaining ideas throughout.
More information about Prof. Castro may be found on her website at http://www/lourdes-castro.com/.