Latin American Street Food

The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, and Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina

By Sandra A. Gutierrez

376 pp., 7 x 9, 90 color plates, bibl., index

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-0870-9
    Published: September 2013
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0881-5
    Published: September 2013
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7256-4
    Published: August 2022

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Awards & distinctions

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

From tamales to tacos, food on a stick to ceviches, and empanadas to desserts, Sandra A. Gutierrez's Latin American Street Food takes cooks on a tasting tour of the most popular and delicious culinary finds of twenty Latin American countries, including Mexico, Cuba, Peru, and Brazil, translating them into 150 easy recipes for the home kitchen. These exciting, delectable, and accessible foods are sure to satisfy everyone.

Sharing fascinating culinary history, fun personal stories, and how-to tips, Gutierrez showcases some of the most recognized and irresistible street foods, such as Mexican Tacos al Pastor, Guatemalan Christmas Tamales, Salvadorian Pupusas, and Cuban Sandwiches. She also presents succulent and unexpected dishes sure to become favorites, such as Costa Rican Tacos Ticos, Brazilian Avocado Ice Cream, and Peruvian Fried Ceviche. Beautifully illustrated, the book includes a list of sources for ingredients.

About the Author

Sandra A. Gutierrez, who grew up in the United States and Guatemala, is a food writer, culinary instructor, and recipe developer. She is author of The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South. She lives in Cary, North Carolina.
For more information about Sandra A. Gutierrez, visit the Author Page.


Multimedia & Links

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Learn more about Latin American Street Food from this book trailer:

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

Also see more recipes and other related blog posts from Sandra at UNC Press Blog.