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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

Masa: Techniques, Recipes and Reflections on a Timeless Staple

By Jorge Gaviria

Masa: Techniques, Recipes and Reflections on a Timeless Staple serves both as a historical and kitchen essential for learning more about the world of Corn and Masa. By Garivia providing various views on the world of masa from families who have held legacies making tortillas to scientists and academics, this book is one you can miss. 

This historical cookbook is a staple for those who not only want to learn the essential foods of Mexico that are made of masa, but learn how this historical grain continues to play an impactful role in Mexico and its Culinary Arts.  

Recipe of the Month


About The Author

Jorge Gaviria

Jorge Gaviria is the founder of the company, Masienda.

Masienda is a Los Angeles-based company that strives to make masa-based food with heirloom corns that are organic and of a single origin. They seek to showcase to the world the culinary richness of Mexico. 

Gaviria founded Masienda in 2014. His passion for the world of Mexican cuisine and masa began early through his experience in the restaurant business, seeking the answers for what makes tortillas so special from famous Mexican chefs both in Mexico and the United States. Later, Gaviria learned through his travels in Mexico that the key was through the corn itself and its cooking processes. 

Masa: Techniques, Recipes, and Reflections of a Timeless Staple is seen to Gaviria as the first book to guide those interested in learning more about the world of masa and corn, a deep dive into its culinary roots. 

Be sure to purchase your copy of Jorge Gaviria’s Masa at LA Cocina Tiendita!