Salsa: Un Poema Para Cocinar/A Cooking Poem

By ARGUETA, Jorge

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ISBN
9781554984428 9781554984435
Publisher
Groundwood


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2015  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 1–3—A boy and his sister make the spicy sauce with the help of family members in the latest entry from Argueta's "Bilingual Cooking Poems" (Groundwood). The characters make salsa while dancing to salsa—the pan-Latin American musical genre. This lyrical, bilingual text (from Spanish to English) features an easy-to-follow recipe. The extended poem celebrates cooking as ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2015

In this latest addition to his series of bilingual cooking poems (Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding; Guacamole), Argueta plays on the multiple meanings of salsa to create a mouth-watering musical recipe. The poem begins with a young boy telling the history of the molcajete and tejolote, the mortar and pestle traditionally made from the volcanic rock that forms from cooled lava and used to grind vegetables and spices. As the boy and his family prepare ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

This bilingual cooking poem plays on the multiple meanings of <i>salsa</i> for a musical recipe (although the lack of measurements may leave some read...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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