3 Non-Fiction Food Books for #LatinxHeritageMonth

It's Latinx Heritage Month! Latinx Heritage Month is from September 15th through October 15th. It is also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. I'm here to bring you three non fiction food books that I would highly recommend you read!

But before we jump into the books...

What is Latinx Heritage Month?

"Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

Now onto the books! Please note that the links before are affiliate links. If you make a purchase using my link I will receive a small commission AND 10% of your purchase supports independent bookstores in the United States.

Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef

by Aaron Sanchez

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publish Date: May 04, 2021 (Hard Cover was published 2020)

Pages: 304

"America's most prominent Latino chef shares the story behind his food, his family, and his professional journey"

I'm not sure about you, but I learned about Aaron Sanchez from the Food Network. I remember him on numerous shows but I felt he had his place at the table when he became a judge on Chopped. I also remember his heat based shows on the sister channel, the Cooking Channel. My younger sister was a huge fan of Aaron Sanchez too.

Beyond a love of the food Sanchez made and the recipes he developed, I have always loved Sanchez' humility. In his book, you are able to see where Sanchez, as the title says, came from. It was refreshing to see how influential his mother was for his culinary talents. I found his memoir approachable, refreshing, and a lovely read. Most importantly, I love that Aaron Sanchez continues to give back, with multiple scholarships in his name to help other Latinx individuals find their way into the kitchens.

Flamin' Hot: The Incredible True Story of One Man's Rise from Janitor to Top Executive

By Richard Montanez