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LA Cocina - Cookbooks


LA Plaza Cocina’s online book catalog is a place where one can find their perfect cookbook. With topics ranging from Northern Mexican cuisine, Southern Mexican cuisine and desserts, each book provides information and recipes for new and experienced cooks.

Each month, we will be featuring a book and recipe that highlights a unique aspect of Mexican cuisine, whether it be related to a historically significant Mesoamerican ingredient, or holiday favorites. Look out for potential cookbook author events and classes!

Cookbook of the Month

My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages and Frozen Treats

By Fany Gerson

My Sweet Mexico explores the sweet life of Mexico and the traditional recipes that come with the culture.

Chef Fany Gerson takes the time in her cookbook to explore the range of desserts that Mexico has to offer. From candies, ice cream, paletas, tamales, and other daily delights, she narrates how smaller chefs in Mexico keep these recipes alive and strong for the next generation. 

This cookbook is a great guide for learning about the traditional desserts of Mexico. 

Featured Recipe From The Book

Jamoncillo de Leche | Milk Fudge

Recipe Card

About The Chef

Chef Fany Gerson

Fany Gerson was born in Mexico City. Having kept her passion for her culture, she wanted to take her knowledge of cuisine further. Upon graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, Gerson opened a Mexican sweets chop in New York in 2010.

Since then, she’s been featured on numerous food publications such as the New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine and more. In 2010, she also published her first cookbook, My Sweet Mexico, with Paletas and Mexican Ice Cream later in 2011. 

She owns a artisan Mexican Frozen Treats shop, La Newyorkina, in New York, where she currently resides with her family.