Elena's Fiesta Recipes Author:Elena Zelayeta To know Elena Zalayeta is to have a favorite friend, to know a very special person. Elena of the gay laugh, the nimble fingers, the quick wit...Elena who has thousands of friends and sees none of them. — This book is not a Mexican cook book. It is Elena's book--her second cook book, third book. The recipes are all hers; the credit for setting the... more »m on paper goes to Marka Ritchie, whose knowledge of Spanish, ability as a cook and sense of humor have added much charm to this book.
This book is aptly names Elena's Fiesta Recipes--gay festive recipes for the meals that Elena serves her friends and family. They are party recipes--for any meal at Elena's is a party--but seldom expensive, never fussy ones. Many of the dishes are American, some with just a hint to Spanish accent. Others are frankly Mexican, straight from the land of Elena's birth. Some are inspired by Spain, whence her parent's came, and a few are from Elena's other book--recipes so in demand that we dared not omit them here. But all of them are Elena's recipes and all have that inimitable touch that is Elena.« less