Foodies! I need help with birthday gift for my MIL. She's Puerto Rican and very into gourmet Latin cooking. Have you spotted any new Latin cookbooks, gadgets, or products lately?

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gabrielaskitchen
gabrielaskitchen October 14, 2010

Diana Kennedy just released her newest Mexican cookbook about food from Oaxaca. And one of my most cherish cookbooks, received as a gift, is "Frida's Fiestas." You could also buy her a cute apron from Etsy.

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin October 14, 2010

Does she have a platanos peeler? http://www.lococonlosplatanos.com/index.html

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Jon Palmer
Jon Palmer October 14, 2010

If she's Puerto Rican and really into gourmet Latin cooking, I'm guessing that a lot of the stuff that Rick Bayless has put out would be an appropriate, high-quality gift. He deals primarily with Mexican cuisine, though.

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violist
violist October 14, 2010

I always go to La Tienda.com for Spanish foods. Its exposed me to an appreciation, love, and understanding of Spanish foods. Check it out.

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betteirene
betteirene October 15, 2010

Do you know if she's a fan of Daisy Martinez? Her cookbook called "Morning, Noon and NIght" came out earlier this year.

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luvcookbooks
luvcookbooks October 18, 2010

My Puerto Rican babysitter brought me a beautiful wooden mortar and pestle from Puerto Rico, then showed me how to make homemade mofongo with it. Your mil may already have the mortar and pestle and the mofongo making skills, tho. Also think a spice gift from The Spice House would be nice. They have all the aromatics you need in a Latin kitchen, also sell some kitchen implements like the microplane grater. They will package a gift for you.

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kalander
kalander July 26, 2011

Buy her heirloom beans from Rancho Gordo!

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boulangere
boulangere July 27, 2011

Order some Yaucono coffee and check out some of the entries in the coffee contest.

http://www.puertoricocoffeeshop.com/YauconoCoffee.html

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