National Hispanic Heritage Month

by Pre Brands September 12, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month

This month we celebrate the influence of Hispanic heritage on the United States. Hispanic heritage month starts on September 15th and ends on October 15th, use this month to recognize how impactful Hispanic heritage has been in this country! At Pre, we embrace different Hispanicflavors to elevate our steaks, from our marinadedBarbacoa Flank Steak to ourEnchilada recipe. We are inspired daily by Hispanic cultures and cooking techniques. Hence, we rounded up six of our favorite Hispanic cookbooks highlighting the unique and inspiring flavors of different Hispanic kitchens!
In his book, Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook, Chef Enrique Olvera teaches you about authentic Mexican cuisine. He is the head chef at Pujol, a Mexico City restaurant that's considered the ninth best restaurant in the world! He appeared in the showChef's Table for how he uses traditional Mexican cuisine to transform traditional meals! We love this cook book because Chef Enrique Olvera shares 100 of his favorite traditional Mexican dishes, so there is a plethora to choose from! Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by making one of his many recipes.
Illyanna Maisonet is an incredibly talented writer and the first Puerto Rican food columnist in the United States! Her cookbook features over 90 recipes passed down from her grandmother and mother! Some fantastic recipes that Illyanna Maisonet explains how to cook are classics like Tostones, Pernil, and Arroz con Gandules. This cookbook is available for preorder and will be released on October 18, 2022.
Oaxaca is known to be the culinary heart of Mexico, and author Bricia Lopez features recipes using authentic pre-Hispanic and indigenous ingredients. She owns Guelaguetza, an Oaxacan restaurant in Los Angeles, California, that is credited as the best Oaxacan restaurant in the United States! This book features many traditional Mexican recipes like moles, salsa, cocktails, family meals, and more. 
Mi Cocina is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller! This cookbook is a love letter to Mexican cuisine and all Mexico offers. The recipes in this book reflect Rick Martínez's travels and memories as he traveled through 156 Mexican cities before he wrote this book. He is a third-generation Mexican American and was born in Austin, Texas. We are inspired by his love for his family's culture and respect the way he embraces it!
What makes this cookbook incredible is the fabulous Cuban recipes and the personal stories that go along with them. This book is written by Cuban-American food writer Ana Sofia Pelaez and photographer Ellen Silverman. They traveled through Cuba, Miami, and New York to collect traditional Cuban recipes showcased in this book. Cuban food is particularly interesting due to the history of Cuba. There is influence from Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines. 
Chef Gonzalo Guzmán is the head chef at a popular restaurant also by the name Nopalito in San Fransisco. He wrote this cookbook inspired by his restaurant that uses flavors from all over Mexico. He started cooking for his family when he was six years old when he was living in Veracruz, Mexico. He is very passionate about Mexican cuisine, which is clearly portrayed in this book!
At Pre, we celebrate flavors from all over the world and love cuisine from all Hispanic cultures! We suggest looking into purchasing one of these books and using our grass-fed and finished beef in the recipes. 


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