Antojitos: The La Palapa Cookbook

Antojitos: Fesitve & Flavorful Mexican Small Plates

by Barbara Sibley and Margaritte Malfy
with Mary Goodbody

No one does antojitos (Mexican small plates) like the fabulously popular La Palapa restaurant in Greenwich Village, New York.

In Antojitos, La Palapa’s first cookbook, you’ll find addictively authentic Mexican fare—food for people who love fresh, soulful cooking. You’ll find 75 luscious small plates, scintillating salsas, and refreshing drinks—and a few perfect desserts. Get inspired by their classic Salsa Verde; crunchy, cheesy Chalupas con Chorizo; succulent Salmon Ceviche with Fresh Mango Salsa; earthy Crepas de Huitlacoche; spicy, ruby-red Hibiscus Margaritas with Piquin Chile Salt; silky, fragrant Kahlua and Vanilla Flan; and many more.

This is ideal party food, and Antojitos follows through with sidebars on Mexican cooking and entertaining, along with five suggested menus for themed parties: Ano Nuevo (New Years), Cumpleanos (Birthday), Cinco de Mayo, and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Dozens of glorious food photographs round out the book. Authentic Mexican food has never looked so inviting, stylish, and fun. (Ten Speed Press, $22.99)