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Libraries celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with new programs and books

Staff Reports, The Wake Weekly (09.25.22)

Just Like Mima’s with Marilyn Marrero | Sunday, Oct. 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Cary Regional Library | Join Marilyn Marrero in a celebration of Cuban culture, history and food. Marilyn is the author of “Just Like Mima’s: The Heart Behind the Cuban Recipes We All Love…”

Local Events Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Story by Gabriella LeBron, The Meredith Herald (09.21.22)

Book Talk with Marilyn Marrero | Oct. 8, 3:15 p.m. at Leesville Community Library | Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m. at Cary Regional Library | Marilyn Marrero is the author of Just Like Mima’s: The Heart Behind the Cuban Recipes We All Love. In addition to 50 authentic Cuban recipes, Just Like Mima’s also reflects on the life of Marrero’s grandmother “Mima…”

A Cuban Christmas Story (Episode 34)

Story by Susana Jiménez-Mueller, The Green Plantain (12.21.21)

It’s December, almost the end of a year, and I love the way The Green Plantain podcast continues to make connections between Cubans around the world. Marilyn Marrero, author of Just Like Mima’s, and I connected a few months ago. Immediately, I thought it would be perfect to bring their four-generation family Christmas story to you…

Recipe: Fricasé de Pollo (Cuban Stewed Chicken with Potatoes)

Story by GoAskMom, (09.29.21)

I would say there is no greater compliment than to hear that our hearts are courageous, that our homes are welcoming, or that the aroma of something we’ve cooked is mouthwatering… just like Mima’s! This is one of my daughters’ favorite dishes, and I am excited to share it with you all today…

Puffed Wheat Milkshake

Story by Susana Jiménez-Mueller, (09.23.21)

Puffed Wheat Milkshake, better known as Batido de Trigo. A childhood recipe from @justlikemimas…

Granddaughter Celebrates Her Mima’s Cuban Cooking With Beloved New Book

Story by Christina Mayo, Miami Herald (01.09.21)

We’re all doing a lot more cooking these days and nothing beats sitting down to a hearty meal of Cuban comfort food.

For years, Miami native Marilyn Marrero has feasted on and gathered her 84-year-old maternal grandmother’s beloved recipes.

In December, she published “Just Like Mima’s: The Heart Behind The Cuban Recipes We All Love” to share them with everyone near and far…


Story by Cary Magazine, January/February 2021

Marilyn Marrero, of Cary, recently published “Just Like Mima’s,” which recounts eight decades of her maternal grandmother's journey through life’s joys and hardships, along with 50 authentic Cuban recipes from her kitchen. Marrero, the first Cuban-American in her family, has been greatly influenced by her grandmother and their large, affectionate, good-food loving "Familion." (p. 79)

The Inspiration Behind Timeless Cuban Food Recipes

Story by Shirley Grinstein, Calle Ocho News (12.22.20)

With so many delicious Cuban foods, it is no wonder that there is a story behind all Cuban food recipes. Marilyn Marrero shares some of the family and cultural history that is responsible for the delightful dishes in her recently published cookbook.

Just Like Mima’s was recently released and has quickly become Amazon’s number one new release in Caribbean & West Indian cooking & wine category. In the distinguished cookbook, Marrero not only included 50 authentic Cuban recipes but also recounted the life of her maternal grandmother…

Cary Resident Pens Cuban Cookbook & Biography

Story by Ashley Kairis, Cary Citizen (12.02.20)

Cary, NC — It wasn’t until I was 23 that I had my first taste of Cuban food. I could not believe how incredible the flavors were and how long it had taken me to discover them.

Now, thanks to a Cary resident, I will have a how-to book on re-creating some of those dishes and learning many new ones…

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