Anya von Bremzen is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, food historian, and travel writer. Megan Fawn Schlow is a photographer, recipe developer, and food stylist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Bon Appu00e9tit, and other publications. They both live in New York City.
"Gaining kitchen-door access to paladares, the privately
owned restaurants that must navigate both the government and a
crazy black market to survive, seems like a cheat code. It's like
discovering a secret passageway inside a secret passageway."--Drew
Lazor, author of Session Cocktails: Low-Alcohol Drinks for Any
Occasion "New York Magazine's The Strategist "
"Paladares captures the spirit of the country."--Zarela Martinez "James Beard Award-winning author and chef "
"Cuban food authorities call their home 'this country of inventors, ' and this exhaustively researched and gorgeously photographed book reveals how necessity sparked culinary magic. . . . I hope this book inspires greater understanding between the United States and Cuba . . . I know it will inspire us all to get cooking!"--Ted Allen "host of Chopped on Food Network "
"In Paladares, Anya von Bremzen and Megan Fawn Schlow show us the unique intersection of cultures, history, and geography that define the home cooking of Cuba as elevated within a closed-door restaurant. Illicit, familiar, and exotic, these recipes stand on their own but also together to capture a moment in time when the paladar is ushering in a new set of standards by which Cuban cuisine will come to be known."--Alex Raij "chef and restauranteur (Txikito, La Vara, El Quinto Pino) "