10/25/2013

After Hurricane Sandy hit Hoboken, N.J., last year, chef Maricel Presilla spent long days with her staff removing destroyed food, disinfecting floors and rebuilding her two restaurants and a Latin market that anchored the close-knit community. Despite the storm's major setbacks, Presilla reopened each business and went on to win Cookbook of the Year at the James Beard Awards for "Gran Cocina Latina," a 900-page tome on Latin American cuisine.

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