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Miami Cooks: Recipes from the City's Favorite Restaurants


When it comes to food cities, Miami is one to take seriously. It is a colorful culinary tapestry of local and international food traditions with emerging new talents and James Beard-recognized chefs setting the bar for adventurous, experimental, and exciting cuisine. Miami Cooks by Sara Liss celebrates this wonderfully unique food culture with eighty recipes by forty of the city’s leading chefs and mixologists. Sure, Miami is the Cuban food capital of America, but it also home to so many other cuisines―Peruvian, Venezuelan, Puerto Rican, Haitian, Jamaican―that tempt the palate. From savory duck carnitas tacos to a crab-crusted ribeye steak to a decadent caramelized strawberry (and not to mention, an array of refreshing cocktails), this book boasts recipes all designed for home cooks of all skill levels. Bonus! It features your favorite, Phuc Yea!

Editorial Reviews


“Sara Liss has written a fitting tribute to our Miami culinary scene. The book is filled with easy-to-follow recipes and beautiful photos. This exciting book brings the best of Miami cuisine to your home.”―Linda Gassenheimer, radio host, syndicated food columnist, and best-selling cookbook author of Flavors of the Florida Keys

“Miami Cooks is a love letter to the richly diverse, creative and passionate culinary community that makes this city so utterly irresistible. The recipes are impressive yet completely accessible and serve as a reminder of just how lucky we are to have these supremely gifted chefs in our own backyard.”―Lee Brian Schrager, Founder and Director, SOBEWFF®

“With her passion for Miami’s ever-expanding food scene and years of experience covering the city’s hottest restaurants, Sara Liss lends her innate ability as a storyteller to bring us the details behind some of our favorite recipes and the chefs who created them. The result is a volume that is part cookbook, part guide through an industry that is the beating heart of South Florida.”―Jenny Starr Perez, Editor-in-Chief of INDULGE Magazine

About the Author

Sara Liss is a Miami-based freelance writer, lifestyle reporter, and senior food editor for whose works have been published in The Associated Press, The Miami Herald, Departures, Modern Luxury MIAMI, and Onboard Media. She also organizes a pop-up dining experience called “Saffron Supper Club” and spearheads a monthly community picnic called "Friday Beach." Miami Cooks is her first book.

  • Item Weight : 2.05 pounds
  • Hardcover : 184 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1773271210
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1773271217
  • Product Dimensions : 8.1 x 0.9 x 10.1 inches
  • Publisher : Figure 1 Publishing (September 29, 2020)
  • Language: : English
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