Beverly Cox

Beverly Cox
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Beverly lives on the same Colorado ranch where her great grandfather homesteaded. To reach the ranch today, you first have to travel along more than 20 miles of dirt road.

Beverly Cox
Beverly's Featured Recipe
Beef Picadillo

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Beverly Cox is the food editor of Native Peoples Magazine and a former food editor and director of food styling for Cook's  Magazine. She holds a Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and apprenticed with Gaston LeNôtre.


Beverly has written 13 cookbooks, including Spirit of the Harvest, North American Indian Cooking, winner of the James Beard and IACP cookbook awards in 1992, and Spirit of the West, Cooking from Ranch House and Range, winner of a Julia Child award in 1997, and Spirit of the Earth, Native Cooking from Latin America, an IACP cookbook award finalist in 2002, all co-authored with food photographer Martin Jacobs. Their most recent book is Eating Cuban, 120 Authentic Recipes from the Streets of Havana to American Shores.


When she is not traveling to research her books, Bevery teaches classes at Whole Foods  and at the Cupboard, both in Fort Collins, Colorado. 


Beverly and her husband, Gordon Black, an architect turned rancher, live on the historic Eagle Rock Ranch in Northern Colorado where her great grandfather homesteaded in 1872. They recently completed a new ranchhouse, which fits in with the other outbuildings, where Beverly plans to teach hands-on cooking classes for small groups who want to combine cooking with the experience of visiting a working cattle ranch. 





Latest Recipes

Fried Plantain Chips

Stop by most any Cuban takeout window or loncheria and youll see people buying brown paper cones filled with mariquitas, also called chicharritas. These wafer-thin slices of green plantain are deep-fried until crisp and golden, then sprinkled with salt. Whether sliced crosswise like potato chips or lengthwise, they are delicious either eaten as is or sprinkled with tart, garlicky mojo.

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Cuban Garlic Sauce

This classic Cuban seasoning sauce is a wonderful marinade for meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables. Not only is Ana Menndez an award-win...

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Beef Picadillo

Picadillo is a spicy, but not “hot,” chopped or ground meat dish that falls somewhere between hash and mincemeat. It is usually made with...

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Guava Sauce

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Coconut Flan with Curried Custard Sauce

The street outside the elegant old mansion is in disrepair. Inside, in what was once the grand entrance hall, a couple of stray dogs are ...

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Tropical Shrimp Cocktail

At first, Marty and I were perplexed when a young chef we were talking with in Cuba described a recipe containing an exotic-sounding ingr...

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Chorizo and Onion Pizza

By 11 a.m., people in Havana have begun to gather in front of the outdoor pizza stand of Juan Carlos and his daughter Olga Lidia. The tan...

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Spinach Empanadas Café Versaille

Café Versailles is a popular gathering place for Cuban Americans in Miami. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 3...

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Arroz Frito

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Cuba as coolies (indentured servants), imported by Spanish settlers in the mid-1800s to work in t...

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Small Beef Empanadas with Yuca Crust

Yuca (also called cassava) is a starchy root vegetable that has been a Cuban staple since before Columbus arrived in 1492. The island’s o...

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Pan Cubano

When she was growing up in Las Villas, Juanita Plana remembers that the top of each warm, fragrant loaf from the local panaderia was deco...

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Roast Pork Loin

Traditionally, a whole roast suckling pig is served for family gatherings on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve), but for today’s smaller families...

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La Ideal’s Cuban Sandwich

Located in what was once an old grocery store, La Ideal is a favorite neighborhood hangout for members of Tampa’s Cuban-American communit...

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Achiote-Flavored Olive Oil

Achiote, also called annatto, is used throughout the Caribbean and Latin America as a coloring and flavoring for food. The small, hard, b...

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Cuban-Style Pork Chops

The first pigs arrived in Cuba when Columbus landed on the island in 1492, and pork has been a favorite meat since those early days. Cuba...

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Located in a charming, eclectically decorated bungalow with a tiny, lush garden terrace, La Esperanza is one of Havana’s most stylish pal...

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