The Dominican Kitchen: Homestyle Recipes That Celebrate the Flavors, Traditions, and Culture of the Dominican Republic (Hardcover)
In The Dominican Kitchen, Vanessa Mota, creator of the popular blog My Dominican Kitchen, brings the everyday dishes she grew up with in the Dominican Republic to your busy life. Made with easy-to-find ingredients and featuring traditional comfort foods, the 80 recipes incorporate the delicious flavors of la comida criolla dominicana (Creole food), with influences from the Taíno, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and China. Enjoy snacks, sandwiches, salads, sides, mains, desserts, and drinks, including:
- Chimi burgers
- Plátanos fritos
- Pollo guisado
- Flan de coco
- Morir soñando
- and more
Complete with step-by-step instructions, stunning photos, stories from the DR, and information for stocking your pantry, The Dominican Kitchen will have you enjoying this exciting cuisine right in your own home.
Vanessa Mota is an award-winning food photographer and content creator. Her love for food led her to create My Dominican Kitchen, a bilingual blog sharing traditional Dominican recipes and Latin-inspired meals for home cooks.
She was born in Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic, and grew up in a matriarchal household surrounded by amazing cooks. Her interest in food began as a child visiting the farmers market with her mom and watching her grandmother and aunts cook delicious traditional Dominican meals. But it wasn’t until adulthood that Vanessa learned how to cook, while pregnant with her first child living in New York City and missing her family’s home cooking. She started her blog as a way to preserve her family’s recipes and share with the world the flavors of la comida criolla. She has been recognized as a top Food Photographer and Creator by Hispanicize, BlogHer, and Mom 2.0, and is a member of the 2021 fall class of Cafe Media’s Remarkable Voices.
Vanessa lives in Northern New Jersey with her two children and their dog, Luna.