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Written by Miami Today on June 24, 2010
Cat Cora, cookbook author and chef on the television series "Iron Chef America," shares her book "Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist" on making popular dishes faster, fresher and lighter. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
DANGERS OF BLENDING IN
"The Madonnas of Echo Park" is the story of a Mexican-American community in California and their struggles to lose their ethnic identity while pursuing the American dream. When a dozen or so of the girls and women gather on a street corner to act out a music video, they find themselves in the midst of a drive-by shooting. This event causes a mother and daughter to grow distant, as the daughter forms a unique friendship with a detached housewife. Author Brando Skyhorse speaks about the book, his first novel. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.