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A celebration of Latin-American cuisine

This country’s rapidly growing Hispanic population has given rise to a unique style of cuisine: one that blends some of the ingredients and cooking styles of the United States with some of the best loved recipes from such places as Mexico, Brazil and Cuba. Chef Aaron Sanchez of New York’s Paladar restaurant cooks up a few of these dishes in his new book: “La Comida del Barrio.” He shares s
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This country’s rapidly growing Hispanic population has given rise to a unique style of cuisine: one that blends some of the ingredients and cooking styles of the United States with some of the best loved recipes from such places as Mexico, Brazil and Cuba. Chef Aaron Sanchez of New York’s Paladar restaurant cooks up a few of these dishes in his new book: “La Comida del Barrio.” He shares some of his secrets on “Today.” Read an excerpt below.

Excerpted from “La Comida Del Barrio: Latin-American Cooking in the U.S.A.,” by Aaron Sanchez. Copyright 2003 by Aaron Sanchez. Reprinted by permission of Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.