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The Columbia Restaurant Spanish Cookbook (Hardcover)

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    *"Recommended"--AAA Travel Guide and Mobil Travel Guide

    *Golden Spoon Award--Florida Trend

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*"Five Forks"--Spanish government ranking

*"Recommended"--AAA Travel Guide and Mobil Travel Guide

*Golden Spoon Award--Florida Trend

*"A Spanish happening not to be found elsewhere."--Holiday Magazine

*Epicurean Rendezvous Award for "The best restaurant in Tampa, Florida"--Fortune Magazine

*Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award--Nation's Restaurant News

Out of secrets and dreams and romance, Adela Hernandez Gonzmart and Ferdie Pacheco memorialize their passion for the Columbia in this narrated cookbook inspired by the nation's largest Spanish restaurant and Florida's oldest restaurant.

Adela's affair with food is a family legacy that began more than 90 years ago, when her beloved grandfather Casimiro emigrated from Cuba to Tampa, then a little town on Florida's west coast. There, amid scrub palmettos and rattlesnakes, an enclave of Cubans, Spaniards, and Italians worked in the growing cigar industry in a neighborhood known as Ybor City.

Casimiro Hernandez found work, saved his money, and in 1905 purchased a bar, where he started selling soup, sandwiches, and coffee. Out of gratitude to his new country, he named his small cafe the Columbia, after the personification of America in the popular song "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean." Prophetically, he added this motto to his sign: "The Gem of All Spanish Restaurants."

This book is both a history of the elegant family restaurant, which now boasts six locations in Florida, and a cookbook of 178 recipes that make them famous. It is also the biography of Adela, the heart of the Columbia, with commentary by Ferdie Pacheco, television's "fight doctor," Ybor City's famous raconteur, and Adela's neighbor as they grew up together in Ybor City.

Casimiro became known for dishes that the Columbia still serves--Spanish bean soup, his lusty creation that combines sausage, garbanzo beans, and potatoes in a beef stock; ...

Author:
Gonzmart, Adela Hernandez
Genre:
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Spanish
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Publisher:
Univ Pr of Florida
Publish Date:
11/01/1995
Copyright Year:
1995
ISBN:
9780813014036
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.35 lb
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