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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jose Garces  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1972 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jose was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jose Garces was born in Chicago to Ecuadorian immigrants and often credits his family’s heritage with influencing his decision to become a chef. After several semesters at a traditional college, he enrolled in Chicago’s Kendall College and graduated from their Culinary Arts program. Garces is also the executive chef at Chicago’s Mercat a la Planxa, a Catalan restaurant where he works in collaboration with Sage Restaurant Group.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Latin evolution
ISBN: 9781891105371. OCLC Number: 244450016

Lake Isle Press ;. .

The flavors and cooking styles of Spain and Latin America have become increasingly popular with American diners and foodies. In this debut collection of recipes, chef Jose Garces explores the future direction of these cuisines through the use of new ingredients and techniques.

The Latin road home :
ISBN: 1891105493. OCLC Number: 813250466

Lake Isle Press ;. .

Beginning in Ecuador, ancestral home to his family and the foods nearest to his heart, Garces celebrates the traditional recipes of his childhood. The book makes its way through Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru--extraordinary cuisines Garces has come to know, love, and master. He shares not only recipes, but colorful memories of local cultures and insights into their unique ingredients and techniques. The cookbook features over 100 recipes tailored to the home cook, accompanied by over 100 food and travel photographs that truly immerse the reader.