About the Author
Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz is the author of The Complete Book of Caribbean Cooking, The Complete Book of Japanese Cooking, and The Book of Latin American Cooking. She traveled extensively in the American South, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Far East and studied the foods and dishes unique to each area. As a journalist, she worked in Australia, England, Mexico, and the United States and wrote for Gourmet and House & Garden about travel and food. Ortiz died in 2003.