The book transports the reader to the capitals of Latin haute cuisine: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. Through text and photographs, the book explores small villages and large cities, farms, vineyards and plantations, restaurants, hotels and historic sites throughout the countries covered. The book, like the series, is inspired by the joys of traveling and eating in Latin America.
The book captures the sights and vitality of the various countries included with a focus on the food typical of each place. The reader is given approximately 45 recipes, many accompanied by a photograph of the completed dish. Through word and picture, readers learn how to make each particular dish. The book opens the reader's eyes to culinary delights in the various Latin American kitchens.
The book is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs of the countrysides, cities, restaurants, special historical sites and residences in each of the locales. Each region's art and architecture is explored. The color and flavor of each region comes out through the main meal, recipes, roadside foods, and food production.