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Nitza Villapol (1923—1998) was a chef, cookbook writer, and television host in Cuba. She has been called, by some, the Cuban Julia Child for her ability to communicate culinary arts to a popular audience. Born in New York to Cuban immigrants, she moved with her family to their native Cuba at the age of 9. She was quite skilled at tossing salad, winning a local competition as a teenager. She studied nutrition at the University of London during the early 1940s, and later said that this experience gave her insight into preparing food under wartime conditions. By the 1950s, Villapol was famous in Cuba for her standard cookbooks on Cuban cuisine, Cocina criolla (1954) and Cocina al minuto (1958). Both books were reprinted without her permission in the United States after the revolution and remain in print today. From 1951 to 1997 she had her own cooking show on Cuban television, one of the longest-running shows in television history. After 1959, she sided with the revolution and remained a fixture in Cuban popular culture throughout her life. During Cuba's "Special Period" of the early 1990s, she managed to demonstrate on her show how to prepare traditional Cuban recipes under the difficult circumstances of rationing, poverty and shortages. Though she came from a wealthy background, her father identified himself as a communist, and gave her a Russian first name in tribute to the Russian revolution (Santiago, 1998); following in his footsteps, Villapol found an accommodation with Cuban communism and succeeded in winning over her audience by cooking within the real limitations of actually existing socialism (Miller, 1996).

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Total Books: 9
Cocina al minuto II Con sabor a Cuba
2017 - Cocina Al Minuto II Con Sabor a Cuba [Volume 2 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781542549370
ISBN-10: 154254937X
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Cocina al Minuto
2012 - Cocina Al Minuto [Cocina Al Minuto / Quick Cuisine - Spanish Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788492892006
ISBN-10: 8492892005
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Cocina Cubana
2002 - Cocina Cubana [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789590500428
ISBN-10: 9590500420
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
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Cocina criolla
2001 - Cocina Criolla (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780681265554
ISBN-10: 0681265558
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Catálogo de libros en español
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Bilingual Cocina Criolla
The Bilingual Cocina Criolla (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780941010627
ISBN-10: 0941010627
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Cocina al Minuto
Cocina Al Minuto (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788495994769
ISBN-10: 8495994763
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Nonfiction
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Cuban Cuisine
Cuban Cuisine (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789590901140
ISBN-10: 959090114X
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Cuban Flavor Typical Creole Cuisine Recipes
Cuban Flavor Typical Creole Cuisine Recipes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789590901591
ISBN-10: 959090159X
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