She recently penned her first cookbook entitled "Eva's Kitchen" and talked with ABC7 about the love for cooking she's had for years.
Actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria reveals her passion for cooking in her first cookbook ''Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with love for family and friends,'' a flavor-packed cookbook of over 100 recipes and full color photographs.
Eva may be most recognized for her role as the saucy Gabrielle Solis on "Desperate Housewives," but on her own time, there are few places she'd rather be than in her kitchen, cooking for family and friends, or collaborating with her executive chefs on their new restaurants, Beso, in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
"Eva's Kitchen" captures Eva's love of food and her fascinating life story, from her Texan roots and Mexican heritage to her incredibly successful career.
Including a broad range of tantalizing international influences as well as personal stories and gorgeous photography, "Eva's Kitchen" offers home cooks a chance to cook with Eva, a true home cook herself. Growing up on a ranch outside Corpus Christi, Texas, Eva's family always cooked together with farm fresh ingredients.
- Drawing from her childhood experiences in the kitchen, Eva's recipes in this book focus on easy-to-find, fresh, quality foods and include:
- Grilled Shrimp on Arugula
- Asparagus with Grey Moss Inn White French Dressing
- Enchilada Rojas
- Flank Steak with Lime Marinade
- Chunky Guacamole with Serrano Peppers
- Aunt Elsa's Devil's Food Cake
- Mint Lemoneade
Eva Longoria shared some of these recipes with ABC7, including how to make Mint Lemondae, Chunky Guacamole with Serrano Peppers and Aunt Elsa's Devil's Food Cake.
More about Eva Longoria:
Actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur, "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria is the founder of Eva's Heroes, as well as national spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer.
The face for L'Oreal, Longoria is an executive producer and host for the National Council of La Raza ALMA Awards, and executive produced the documentary "Harvest" and directed and produced the documentary "Yo Sumo."
Awarded the "2009 Philanthropist of the Year" by the Hollywood Reporter, Longoria is involved with the United Farm Workers, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and former Speaker Pelosi selected her for the National Museum of the American Latino Commission.
This spring she also launched her own signature fragrance, Eva by Eva Longoria.
Eva is also the owner of Beso restaurants, a Hollywood and Las Vegas eatery that features upscale contemporary steakhouse cuisine with a Latin flair, her own production company, UnbeliEVAble Productions, and an eco-friendly development firm, The GreenVille Project.
She is a graduate of Texas A&M Kingsville and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Chicano studies.