Diasporican A Puerto Rican Cookbook | by Illyanna Maisonet - Random House, Inc - Bluecashew Kitchen Homestead
Diasporican A Puerto Rican Cookbook | by Illyanna Maisonet - Random House, Inc - Bluecashew Kitchen Homestead
Diasporican A Puerto Rican Cookbook | by Illyanna Maisonet - Random House, Inc - Bluecashew Kitchen Homestead

Diasporican A Puerto Rican Cookbook | by Illyanna Maisonet

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Diasporican A Puerto Rican Cookbook | by Illyanna Maisonet

37b North Front St.

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37b North Front St.
Kingston NY 12401
United States

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Over 90 delicious, deeply personal recipes that tell the story of Puerto Rico's Stateside diaspora from the United States' first Puerto Rican food columnist, award-winning writer Illyanna Maisonet.

“A delicious journey through purpose, place, and the power of food that you won’t want to miss.”—José Andrés, chef, cookbook author, and founder of World Central Kitchen


Illyanna Maisonet spent years documenting her family’s Puerto Rican recipes and preserving the island’s disappearing foodways through rigorous, often bilingual research. In Diasporican, she shares over 90 recipes, some of which were passed down from her grandmother and mother—classics such as Tostones, Pernil, and Arroz con Gandules, as well as Pinchos with BBQ Guava Sauce, Rabbit Fricassee with Chayote, and Flan de Queso.

In this visual record of Puerto Rican food, ingredients, and techniques, Illyanna traces the island’s flavor traditions to the Taino, Spanish, African, and even United States' cultures that created it. These dishes, shaped by geography, immigration, and colonization, reflect the ingenuity and diversity of their people. Filled with travel and food photography, Diasporican reveals how food connects us to family, history, conflict, and migration.