My guest this week is Sandra Gutierrez with her latest book “The New Southern-Latino Table – Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America & the American South.”
In this splendid cookbook, bicultural cook Sandra Gutierrez blends ingredients, traditions, and culinary techniques, creatively marrying the diverse and delicious cuisines of more than twenty Latin American countries with the beloved food of the American South. Order a copy NOW!
The New Southern-Latino Table features 150 original and delightfully tasty recipes that combine the best of both culinary cultures. Gutierrez, who has taught thousands of people how to cook, highlights the surprising affinities between the foodways of the Latin and Southern regions–including a wide variety of ethnic roots in each tradition and many shared basic ingredients–while embracing their flavorful contrasts and fascinating histories.
These lively dishes–including Jalapeno Deviled Eggs, Cocktail Chiles Rellenos with Latin Pimiento Cheese, Two-Corn Summer Salad, Latin Fried Chicken with Smoky Ketchup, Macaroni con Queso, and Chile Chocolate Brownies–promise to spark the imaginations and the meals of home cooks, seasoned or novice, and of food lovers everywhere. Along with delectable appetizers, salads, entrees, side dishes, and desserts, Gutierrez also provides a handy glossary, a section on how to navigate a Latin tienda, and a guide to ingredient sources. The New Southern-Latino Table brings to your home innovative, vibrant dishes that meld Latin American and Southern palates.
Later in the program I’ll be telling you all about the Wichita Grand Opera’s Champagne Ball May 6th at the Hyatt. Wait until you hear about some of the exciting LIVE auction packages that have been assembled for this exclusive event. Joining me to talk about the event and especially the auction packages is WGO COO Edward Lada.
“A Party without Champagne is just a Meeting” And on May 6th, WGO will follow that very sentiment as we will toast the town, with THE WICHITA GRAND OPERA CHAMPAGNE BALL, The only Social Event or Opera Ball of it’s kind in the state of Kansas.
Sip on the signature bubbly as you revel in the evening’s festivities; delight in a three-course dinner complete with champagne flair; fall in love with Guest of Honor, Wichita’s own Chris Mann, as he serenades those in attendance with selections as The Phantom from Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” a part he made famous with 700 performances nationwide; bid on luxury live auction items and take your chance with the radiant raffle; and dance the night away to the tunes of the spectacular Matt Johnston and Co. returning by popular demand.
Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2015 Bula Red Blend, D.O. Montsant, Spain (40% Cariñena, 40% Grenache and 20% Syrah)
Brilliant ruby color. Fresh and assertively perfumed, displaying an array of red and dark berry scents and a soft floral character. Sweet and seamless on the palate, with juicy black raspberry and violet pastille flavors and an undercurrent of smoky minerality. The persistent finish shows very good focus and lift, framed by silky, slow-building. Aged for 4 months in French and American oak. ABV14% A GREAT value wine!
Get some at Jacob Liquor Exchange on N. Rock Road