AUTHENTIC CUBAN CUISINE, by Martha Abreu Cortina

Okay, all you adventurous chefs, here's a very accessible book on a rich and varied cuisine that'll have you cooking a la Cubana in no time. With the explosive growth of latino ingredients in most grocery stores, this engaging book will get you conversant with those strange, sometimes hairy, tubers in no time. If you try nothing else, page 53 shows you Caldo Gallego, a soup you'll cook all winter and take to those cold-weather pot lucks. Or page 187, Yucca Roots with're going to love this book. A 5.