Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LOS ANGELES - Aug 22, 2018 - Alicia Maher was born and raised in Santa Ana, El Salvador. She is the bilingual author and publisher of “Delicious El Salvador: 75 Authentic Recipes for Traditional Salvadoran Cooking,” a 2014 Gourmand winner for Best First Cookbook of the World. Her translation of “Delicious El Salvador,” “El Salvador,” “Sabores Deliciosos: 75 Recetas Autenticas de la Cocina Tradicional Salvadorena,” was a semi-finalist, category translation, in the 2018 Gourmand awards. Alicia’s mission is to preserve, rescue and document authentic Salvadoran recipes for her children, future generations, and food lovers everywhere.
Alicia Maher is passionate about traditional Salvadoran cooking. For more than 25 years Alicia has shared her home-cooking with family and friends. She is the author and publisher of Delicious El Salvador (Pacific Apicius, 2nd edition, Nov. 15, 2017, $29.99), and the Spanish edition, El Salvador, Sabores Deliciosos (Pacific Apicius, Nov. 15, 2017, $29.99). In her cookbooks, Alicia brings you 75 recipes; these dishes have been passed down from generation to generation.
There is something for every cook, family member, and guest in this book. With great joy, Alicia makes these recipes accessible to all, while maintaining the authenticity of the delicious Salvadoran culinary experience. El Salvador food is all about soups with lots of vegetables, meats stews with vegetables and herbs, fruits drinks, seafood, desserts like mango in almibar… These ingredients are easily available at most major supermarkets and local Latin markets. Just the basics are needed to create these yummy dishes, a teaspoon, tablespoon, a standard 8- ounce cup or a measuring cup, and some basic pots and pans.
Alicia shares the secrets to authentic Salvadoran food. From iconic dishes like pupusas, quesadilla, Christmas turkey and torrejas, to everyday dishes like meat stew, chicken soup, shrimps with garlic, rice, refried beans, pork chops with onions, green beans and eggs, summer squash in a cream sauce, vanilla custard… your family and friends will love these dishes. If your mother in-law is Salvadoran, Alicia says, you can impress her with the sopa de pata, she is going to love you forever!
Alicia and her recipes have been featured on CNN Latino, MundoFox, Esmitv, The Latin Kitchen, Los Angeles Magazine, La Opinion, EFE, El Tiempo Latino, El Salvador.com, Cook’s Cook Magazine, Amy Riolo Blog, Spicy Peach Blog, and much more. Alicia was named El Salvador’s Culinary Ambassador by UCLA Magazine, Revista Ella from El Salvador, and Sercano TV. She has taught Salvadoran cooking classes at Whole Foods, Surfas Culinary District, Latin Food Fest, and on live TV in Viva La Manana, a morning show in El Salvador. In 2017, at the invitation of the Culinary Historians of Southern California, she gave a talk on Salvadoran food history at the Los Angeles Grand Central Library.
Alicia was a contributor to “The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great,” from Interlink Publishing. She represented the millions of Salvadoran immigrants living in the U.S. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Joseph. They are the parents of three wonderful sons.
Delicious El Salvador Cookbook