Latin Evolution

Published by Lake Isle Press, fall 2008
With chef Jose Garces

Chef Jose Garces writes the next chapter in Latin cuisine with this exciting, debut collection of recipes. Taking inspiration from the Basque region of Spain, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and the beach-side restaurants of Ecuador, Garces reimagines classic dishes with avant garde techniques. In his hands, the bright, citrusy qualities of ceviche are playfully brought out in a hamachi tiradito served with an icy, ginger-lime granite, while velvety gazpacho is contrasted with a crisp tomato chip and a shot of cucumber gelee.

With more than 100 delicious recipes, Garces ponders the future of Latin cuisine and encourages readers to do the same.