HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 10 (ACN) ArteChef Publishing House, of the Federation of Culinary Associations of Cuba, will make nine works available to the participants in the 28 Havana International Book Fair to be held February 7-17.
Eddy Fernandez, president of the aforementioned federation, announced that the books deal with various subjects, such as the style in kitchen, the history of emblematic sites such as the Mercado de Cuatro Caminos, in Havana, and cooking traditions in the province of Ciego de Ávila.
Although the ArteChef publishing house is only four years old, it has already published 40 books and has won eight awards in national competitions, he noted.
Fernandez, who is also a renowned chef, recalled that in recent times there has been little presence of Cuban cookbooks, and recognized as the most widespread Cocina al Minuto, by late Nitza Villapol, host of a popular TV show of the same name.
However, with the rise of gastronomy and tourism, Cuba has been working on rescuing the culinary arts traditions, which has been influenced by the celebration of the festivals, as well as the promotion of the exchange of experiences between the entrepreneurs and specialists from the state and private sectors linked to that activity.
This means that there is also an interest in creating books that reflect the traditional and gourmet in regional cuisine, traditional native desserts, the typical Cuban dishes and the artistic challenges in the kitchen.