The New Southern-Latino Table

Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South

By Sandra A. Gutierrez

320 pp., 7.625 x 8.375, 20 color illus., bibl., index

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8078-3494-7
    Published: September 2011
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-6921-5
    Published: September 2011
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-8558-6
    Published: September 2011

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Awards & distinctions

Grand prize winner, M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing, Les Dames d'Escoffier International

In this splendid cookbook, bicultural cook Sandra Gutierrez blends ingredients, traditions, and culinary techniques, creatively marrying the diverse and delicious cuisines of more than twenty Latin American countries with the beloved food of the American South.

The New Southern-Latino Table features 150 original and delightfully tasty recipes that combine the best of both culinary cultures. Gutierrez, who has taught thousands of people how to cook, highlights the surprising affinities between the foodways of the Latin and Southern regions--including a wide variety of ethnic roots in each tradition and many shared basic ingredients--while embracing their flavorful contrasts and fascinating histories.

These lively dishes--including Jalapeño Deviled Eggs, Cocktail Chiles Rellenos with Latin Pimiento Cheese, Two-Corn Summer Salad, Latin Fried Chicken with Smoky Ketchup, Macaroni con Queso, and Chile Chocolate Brownies--promise to spark the imaginations and the meals of home cooks, seasoned or novice, and of food lovers everywhere. Along with delectable appetizers, salads, entrées, side dishes, and desserts, Gutierrez also provides a handy glossary, a section on how to navigate a Latin tienda, and a guide to ingredient sources. The New Southern-Latino Table brings to your home innovative, vibrant dishes that meld Latin American and Southern palates.

About the Author

Sandra A. Gutierrez, who grew up in the United States and Guatemala, is a journalist, food writer, culinary instructor, and recipe developer. She lives in Cary, N.C., with her husband and their daughters.
For more information about Sandra A. Gutierrez, visit the Author Page.


"[Gutierrez's] approach to cooking reflects the fusion of both cultures."--Library Journal

"A beautiful marriage of cultures."--USA Today Hispanic Living

"A wonderful cookbook and a fact-filled guide to the fusion of Southern and Latino cooking. . . . This skillful foray into the cuisine of the Americas. . . . is a tremendously valuable addition to the bookshelves of both serious and casual cooks."--ForeWord

"Few authors are so thoroughly integrated into a cookbook. . . . Her personality is palpable throughout. Using the book is almost like having Gutierrez beside you in your kitchen."--Damon Lee Fowler, Savannah Morning News

"A great culinary merger proposition."--LAWeekly

“The gift of this book is the introduction of flavor combinations that you may never have imagined. Unlike many Southern recipe collections that overlap somewhat, The New Southern-Latino Table fills a unique niche. This is the perfect gift for cooks who already have a large collection of cookbooks. I know of nothing else quite like it.”--Moreton Neal, MetroMag

Multimedia & Links

Listen to an audio interview with the author.

Visit Sandra's website,

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Follow the author on Twitter @SandraLatinista.

Whiskey and Wheatgrass has produced several videos with Sandra, such as this one describing how to safely use a chef's knife: