Shirley Davila Solis was born in Quito, Ecuador. Her family migrated to the United States when she was 9 years old. As an immigrant, she learned to embrace the difficulties and opportunities the “American Dream” has to offer. As a Hispanic living in Miami, and while traveling extensively around the United States, she realized people around our country do not really understand the Latin culture…but want to! This inspired her to write a cookbook of the most authentic food in each country in Latin America. She is in essence using food as a “bridge” to unite cultures.

Not Just Tacos is more than just a cookbook! With these pages, Shirley Solis takes you on a tour of Latin America without ever leaving your kitchen. Prepare to enjoy the delicious and flavorful world of Latin American cuisine. What’s more, Shirley introduces you to the most popular dishes across the Hispanic culture.With amazing photographs, fun facts from every country, a picture for every dish, easy to find ingredients and easy to follow instructions, the flavors and customs of Latinos are within your reach.

And, as a Hispanic living in the United States, Shirley adds preparation tips, pronunciation helps, cultural insights, popular spices, and more!

Explore the flavors, people and geography of a beautiful culture! To see the video where Shirley tells you the story of why she wrote Not Just Tacos, click here.

Shirley has become a successful speaker, author and entrepreneur. Along with her husband of 19 years and their six children, the Solis family make their home in Homestead, Florida. Shirley is also the creator of  “Building Character with Your Children” program, owner of Lifetime Books and Gifts, and founder of LALI Class (Learn Another Language Immersion Class). Shirley would love to stay in touch with you…click here for a FREE Hispanic recipe your family will love!