Chef Gilberto Centina , owner the Los Angeles restaurant Chichen Itza presents his new cookbook Sabores Yucatecos, the Spanish version. An English version of the book was published first. The acclaimed cookbook won the First Place Award for Best Cookbook in the Latino Literacy Now’s 2013 International Latino Book Awards. The English version was the first cookbook written of it’s kind with a focus on cuisine of the Yucatan.
Chef Gilberto was born and reared in Tizmin located in the Yucatan of Mexico. As a kid he grew up helping his mom prepare delicious meals. The inspiring aromas woke up passion for cooking. However, as an adult Chef Gilberto sought work and successfully began working in engineering but the passion for cooking was still there. Eventually, he moved to the United States and began working in the culinary industry perfecting his abilities in the culinary arts. In 2001 he open his restaurant Chichen Itza.
MCCN’s editor and I have both gotten the opportunity to taste the spectacular cuisine of Chef Gilberto. We hope your attempt at trying the recipes from Sabores Yucatecos allows you to truly experience Chef Gilberto’s creativity and richly flavorful food.
Written by Chef Angel Marquez.