Cordúa Family's Food and History Come to Life on the Pages
The Cordúa family recently released their first cookbook after more than 25 years in the Houston restaurant industry. It's the product of years of recipe development melding the food of Nicaragua with the melting pot of Houston cultures.
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg The Cordúa cookbook includes recipes for old favorites and new creations alike.
The Cordúa patriarch, Michael Cordúa, is credited with bringing Latin American cuisine to Houston and introducing American to the concept of the churrascaria. A quarter of a century later, Houstonians have embraced the Latin (but not Tex-Mex!) food of the Cordúas and the family's multiple restaurants, including four Churrascos locations, two Américas, Amazon Grill, Artista and Cordúa catering.
Michael's son, David, talked to us about the cookbook and the opening of a new Churrascos back in November, when the excitement for both debuts was building in the community. He said the cookbook, in particular, was something he's extremely proud of.
"It's definitely a tribute to everyone that made it happen, the recipes that made it happen and our country."
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