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Title:Flavors of My Kitchen Latino Cookbook
Alt. Title:El Sabor de Mi Cocina
Pub. date: June 2012
Edition: 1st
Includes: Cookbook
Audience: Nutrition Educators
Language: English, Spanish
Description:“This cookbook honors the culture, texture, and the rich flavors of Latino foods. These are authentic, regional recipes with a healthy twist. The cookbook also provides nutritional information, healthy tips, and serving sizes. This cook is meant to be inspirational, encouraging low-income Latino families to make healthy changes in their lives”
Funding Source: California Department of Public Health, Network for a Healthy California, USDA SNAP
Developer: Network for a Healthy California-Latino Campaign
Organization: California Department of Public Health
Phone: 916-449-5400
Length: 60 pages
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: Flavors of My Kitchen, available in English and Spanish, is compilation of close to 30 traditional Latino recipes. Designed to align with the goal of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, each recipe contains different fruits and vegetables and the cookbook comes with intake recommendations from MyPlate guidelines. The cookbook begins with a section containing pictures and descriptions of some of the items used in the recipes. The recipes follow, broken into the following categories:
  • Breakfast
  • Soup
  • Salad
  • Main Dish
  • Sides & Snacks
  • Dessert

Each recipe has a color picture and a tip regarding modifications or cooking. While recipes don't have traditional nutrition facts labels, each does come with the majority of information avaialble on a nutrition facts label. Most recipes can be prepared in less than an hour total. All recipes have less than 10 steps and most have less than 10 ingredients. Because the cookbook contains traditional Latino recipes, some ingredients maybe not be available in all regions. Educators could modify recipes, if necessary, to use ingredients that are available in their communities.

Nutrition educators could use this cookbook to help low-income audiences, specifically Latino audiences, align their diet with the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

View/download files: 
Cookbook in English (PDF | 4.44MB):
Cookbook in Spanish (PDF | 4.8MB):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Network for a Healthy California
    Mail: 1616 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95814
    Order URL:
    Cost: 1.00 per cookbook (also available for free download)
    Avail. in Qty: No

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