Comments: In general, this is not a book for using up the ingredients you have on hand. You'll have to shop, and access to a Latin market is will simplify your life so much. But the payoff is worth it, as you discover a new take on Latin-style grilling. With more than 70 recipes by Chef Rafael Palomino, a pioneer of "Nuevo Latino" cooking, these recipes mix a little bit of French with a little bit South American, bold flavors, relatively few ingredients, and – for the most part – the grill. Most recipes have a grilled component (the grilled Caesar salad, for example), though lots of desserts, salads, ceviches, and drinks do not.
Recipes are found in chapters on ceviches, tortillas, and arepas; salads and sides; meat and poultry; shellfish and seafood; desserts; and beverages. There are a dozen basic sauce, stock, and vinaigrette recipes that are key to preparing other recipes, and there is a discussion of which grill to choose and tips on grilling at home.