Hudson County Community College to Benefit from Sale of the Cookbook, Delish-ioso: A Collection of Latino Chef and Celebrity Recipes

September 19, 2018

September 19, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC), the award-winning institution with campuses in Jersey City and Union City, NJ, has partnered with Nexos Latinos® in the premiere edition of a celebrity cookbook, Delish-ioso: A Collection of Latino Chef and Celebrity Recipes. The cookbook, which is available in English and Spanish, is a fun and innovative way to enjoy recipes, celebrity culinary secrets and Latino culture, while giving back to the community. To that end, for every book sold, a portion of the net profit will be donated to the HCCC Foundation to benefit the HCCC Culinary Arts program and the College’s Latino students. 

The HCCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program is nationally recognized for excellence, and is ranked eighth “Best Culinary School” in the U.S. by College Choice. HCCC is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), one of only 275 colleges and universities in the U.S. recognized as such by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). By partnering on this cookbook, the College will benefit from a portion of the net profits, and have the ability to continue awarding deserving students financial scholarships.

"I've been in the culinary industry for over 45 years, and not a day goes by that I don't see the passion and commitment to excellence of our students,” said Paul Dillon, Associate Dean of Business, Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management.  Dean Dillon said the HCCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program is one of just two in the region accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission and the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation. HCCC students learn from experienced chefs and hospitality managers in the College’s professional, cutting- edge kitchens and facilities, and then go on to work in the best restaurants and hotels in the U.S.

He noted that this unique, bilingual cookbook incorporates the energy of Latino chefs and celebrities in an entertaining way, inspiring readers to enjoy traditional recipes, some with innovative twists, while learning fun facts about their favorite celebrities and entertainers.

Silvestre Dangond, Farruko, Leslie Grace, Luis Coronel, Karla Martinez, Lorena Garcia, Ingrid Hoffmann, Chef James, and HCCC alumni and owner of La Isla restaurants in Hoboken, Omar Giner are among the Latino celebrities sharing recipes that are dear to their hearts as well as personal stories of their heritage and family memories in Delish-ioso: A Collection of Latino Chef and Celebrity Recipes. Together they bring their culinary traditions to their fans in the U.S. with more than 45 recipes, all in Spanish and English.

Readers may learn celebrities’ secrets to making their favorite recipes, and experiment with traditional foods given a new twist. They may taste flavors like Ingrid Hoffmann’s Fideuà and sangria, James Tahhan’s super churros, Lorena García’s maduritos and special mac & cheese, Karla Martínez’s tortilla soup, Helen Ochoa’s Mexican corn salad and empanadas, Luis Coronel’s special salsa, Jonatan Sánchez’s guacamole, Jessica Carrillo’s steak with sauce, Silvestre Dangond’s aji salsa and Chuleta Valluna, Jacob Forever’s black beans, Sharlene Taulé’s tostones, Leslie Grace’s mangu, and Farruko’s flan and coquito, Vianney Rodríguez’s mango margaritas, as well as the chicken and rice recipe from HCCC alumni and owner of La Isla restaurants in Hoboken, Omar Giner among others. 

This Nexos Latinos celebrity cookbook is also brimming with interesting cultural facts about everything from the origins of nachos and ajiaco to the great debate about the real Cuban sandwich, and from updating traditional dishes like flan and guacamole to the history of Latino holidays, like Three Kings’ Day, and the Day of the Dead. Each recipe is illustrated with stunning photographs of all the dishes and the contributing stars. It’s sure to become a favorite in kitchens and on coffee tables everywhere. 

Key to the Delish-ioso cookbook is Editor-in-Chief Donna Hernández. With over 20 years’ experience in the US Hispanic market, Donna has helped give voice to this community throughout her career. In 2010 she relaunched the Nexos Latinos brand and created the vision and the voice for this publication bringing readers the best in Latino entertainment.

Available in hard copy and eBook. Hard copy is $35.00, plus get the eBook for FREE. eBook only, priced at $9.99. For sales, press and inquiries contact Eclipse Marketing Services, Inc., 240 Cedar Knolls Road, Suite 100 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927, or call (973) 695-0337; fax (973) 695-0209;

Nexos Latinos® is a bilingual-bicultural publication that was created to educate and entertain Latinos in the U.S. about the benefits of using cable technology, offering information about the best TV programming available in Spanish and English, Internet and phone services advances. Since 2009, Nexos Latinos has been the bridge between millions of U.S. Hispanic households and their favorite Latino celebrities from Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara to Lionel Messi, among others. The publication has been honored with over 13 awards from prestigious organizations like: Portada®, NAMIC, CTAM and has won an Hermes Creative Award. Nexos Latinos is created and published by Eclipse Marketing Services, Inc.