'Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends' by Eva Longoria from 10 Favorite Celebrity Cookbooks (Slideshow)

10 Favorite Celebrity Cookbooks (Slideshow)

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'Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends' by Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria’s interest in food began to flourish as she grew up on a ranch in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. Throughout her childhood, Longoria helped her family tend to the chicken coop and to the vegetable garden. It comes as no surprise, then, that later in life, this made her seek fresh and locally sourced ingredients in her own cooking. In Eva’s Kitchen, she draws inspiration from French, Italian, Caribbean, American, and Hungarian cuisines. She cites her biggest cooking inspiration as her Aunt Elsa — the cookbook includes her personal recipe for biscuits, as well as tips that Longoria learned in the kitchen with her.


Some other recipe highlights include ceviche, her Desperate Housewives co-star Teri Hatcher’s banana bread, and a tortilla soup recipe based off one that Longoria found in a magazine more than 10 years ago.