Sabores de América

De Ana María Pavez, Constance Recart
Illustrated by Isabel Leaves

Corn, potato, beans, avocado, squash, tomato, chili pepper, peanut, chocolate, custard apple, papaya, sweet potato are some of the foods that until the XNUMXth century were only consumed in America. This book presents American vegetables and fruits, with stories about their origins, uses, and simple recipes.


Award winning book Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2011, and The White Ravens, 2010.

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Recommended for 5 to 12 years
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 28 x 21,5 cm
Pages: 32
Vintage: 2009
ISBN: 978-956-9330-18-6


"Flavors of America" ​​is a plant guide, cookbook, and cultural history book all rolled into one. Nineteen types of fruits and vegetables are presented, all of which originated in the American continent and are now known throughout the world. Some of them are must-have staples like potatoes, corn, tomatoes, sunflowers, and squash. But a kitchen without vanilla or chili is no longer conceivable either. In short texts, plants are described and their historical importance is explained by examples. There are also delicious recipes on hand, for example spaghetti with peanuts, vanilla cookies or bean salad, which are easy to replicate. The humorous illustrations create an additional appetite for cooking and learning more about plants.

The White Ravens, 2010.


Ana María Pavez is one of the founders of Editorial Amanuta and co-author of several books: Flavors of America and Darwin, a trip to the end of the world, among others. She is currently the publisher's General Editor.
Constance Recart studied Medicine at the University of Concepción. Then he specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Chile. She is one of the founders of Amanuta and co-author of several books: Sabores de América y 1, 2, 3, how many do you see?, among others. Currently, he is Managing Editor of the publisher.
Isabel Leaves He studied Art at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He collaborates in various magazines and periodicals, but it is in the field of children's and young people's literature where most of his work is developed. He has illustrated several titles for Editorial Amanuta, such as Sabores de América and Gabriela, the traveling poet who won the Marta Brunet 2008 award and was selected on the IBBY 2010 Honor List.