Bring home the Latin flavors of the Cordúas’ Churrascos, Américas & more

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Try your hand at the award-winning recipes from the Cordúa family’s beloved Houston restaurants with the vivid new cookbook Cordúa: Foods of the Americas.

This new cookbook from the team behind Churrascos, Américas, Amazón Grill and Artista brings forth more than 100 time- and taste-tested recipes from Houston’s celebrated culinary father and son duo. Michael Cordúa and David Cordúa have developed a steadfast following, both in Houston and internationally, for their creative, artistic and delicious Latin-inspired cuisine.

Cordúa: Foods of the Americas features recipes from signature dishes from their family of restaurants, special dishes created for catering menus over the years, and cutting edge Latin cocktails.

About Cordúa Restaurants

Patriarch Michael Cordúa opened the first Churrascos restaurant in 1988, after attending Texas A&M University. A native of Nicaragua, his plans to return home to pursue a career in international shipping were waylaid by the Nicaraguan revolution. The book opens with an account of that history and how Michael’s early lessons shaped that direction of his cooking, which spanned not just Nicaraguan cuisine but the culinary influences of all of Latin America.

National Acclaim for Cordúa Restaurants

Since Churrascos’ opening, the Cordúa family has received numerous restaurant honors. In 1989, Esquire magazine named Churrascos one of the “Best New Restaurants in America.” In 1993, the magazine named the newly opened Américas “the Restaurant of the Year.” Texas Monthly dubbed the Cordúa’s new Artista “Best New Texas Restaurant” in 2004. And Travel + Leisure magazine named Churrascos one of the “Best Steakhouses in the U.S.” in 2013.

Cordúa Restaurants Today

David Cordúa joined forces with his father in 2007, after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. David’s classical culinary training paired with Michael’s homegrown sensibilities have created a unique father-son partnership, which is highlighted in the book with personal essays written by both chefs.

Award-winning photographer Julie Soefer provides striking images of the dishes themselves as well as the Cordúas on location on a visit to Nicaragua.

Cordúa: Foods of the Americas

  • Authors: Michael Cordúa and David Cordúa, with John DeMers
  • Photography: Julie Soefer
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Order: Click here to order via Amazon.