4 Best Colombian Cookbooks & Recipe Books

Looking to add some Colombian flavor to your culinary repertoire?

Discover the ultimate collection of Colombian cookbooks and recipe books that will transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Colombia.

From traditional dishes to modern interpretations, these books offer a treasure trove of authentic recipes, captivating stories, and cultural insights.

Get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure and unlock the secrets of Colombian cuisine.

Top 4 Colombian Cookbooks

Here is the list of Colombian Cookbooks

  • Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes and Rituals from the Soul of Colombia by Mariana Velásquez- Best Overall
  • Envueltos by Zoraida “Chori” Agamez and Heidy Pinto – Best Traditional Cookbook
  • I Cook Latin Food: The Best Recipes from 5 Popular Hispanic Cooking Blogs (Spanish Edition) by Vero, Erica, Clara, Alejandra, and Laylita – Best Multi-Cuisine Cookbook
  • Secrets of Colombian Cooking, Expanded Edition by Patricia McCausland-Gallo – Best for Authentic Recipes

Colombiana A Rediscovery of Recipes by Mariana Velásquez

Colombiana, the first cookbook solely dedicated to Colombian cuisine, is a delightful gastronomic journey that has earned the title of “Best Overall” in our roundup.

Rich with culture, stories, and stunning photography, Colombiana offers a unique perspective on Colombian food, tablescapes, and entertaining.

The cookbook is filled with helpful tips, assurances about serving, and odes to the Colombian women who inspired it.

With dishes like pureed unripe bananas with poached eggs and herbs, smoky lentils with diced dry-cured chorizo, and a chocolate, tamarind, and cashew tart, Colombiana is a must-have for anyone looking to explore the vibrant flavors of Colombia.

Envueltos by Zoraida Chori Agamez and Heidy Pinto

Envueltos, a delightful cookbook by the mother-daughter duo Zoraida “Chori” Agamez and Heidy Pinto, is a treasure trove of Colombia’s traditional leaf-wrapped dishes.

This award-winning book is a result of their four-year journey across Colombia, collecting over 300 recipes.

With a focus on masa and wrappings, Envueltos showcases the rich culinary heritage of Colombia, featuring dishes like tamales, bollos, and arepas.

The exceptional photography and historical investigation make this cookbook a must-have for anyone looking to explore authentic Colombian cuisine.

So, grab your apron and get ready to be wrapped up in the delicious world of Envueltos! 

I Cook Latin Food by Vero, Erica, Clara

Dive into a culinary fiesta with “I Cook Latin Food,” a delightful ensemble of 68 scrumptious recipes from five renowned Hispanic cooking blogs.

Our fabulous quintet – Vero, Erica, Clara, Alejandra, and Laylita – serve up a tantalizing spread of Cuban, Mexican, and other Latin dishes.

With easy-to-follow recipes and practical tips, even a kitchen newbie will feel like a seasoned chef!

Awarded the ‘Best Multi-Cuisine Cookbook’, this gem is a must-have for every food lover.

And hey, if you ever dreamt of salsa dancing with a taco, this book might just be your dance partner!

Secrets of Colombian Cooking by Patricia McCausland-Gallo

This cookbook is a treasure trove of traditional recipes that Colombians enjoy daily, both at home and on the streets.

With a focus on simplicity, the ingredients are kept to a necessary minimum, making it easy for you to recreate these mouthwatering dishes.

Native chef Patricia McCausland-Gallo passionately and thoroughly gathers the recipes, showcasing the ethnic diversity and originality of Colombian cuisine.

So, whether you’re a seasoned chef or a curious foodie, this cookbook is your passport to the vibrant flavors of Colombia.

Final Say So!

Embark on a culinary journey through the heart of Colombia with these top-tier cookbooks.

From traditional leaf-wrapped delights to contemporary fusions, these books capture the essence of Colombian cuisine.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting out, these cookbooks are your ticket to exploring the rich flavors, stories, and traditions of Colombia.

So, grab your apron, pick a recipe, and let the Colombian fiesta begin!

Renee Searcy

Hi! I’m Renee. From a young age, I’ve been enchanted by the flavors, aromas, and the art of cooking. My journey has taken me from my family’s kitchen to working with some of the most talented chefs and culinary experts in Atlanta, GA, and beyond.

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