Category Archives: Latin Traditional
STEWED PIGEON PEAS WITH GREEN PLANTAIN DUMPLINGS – GANDULES GUISADOS CON BOLLITOS DE PLATANOS VERDES
Our Creative Cooking Crew took December 2013 off for the holidays. Here we are starting 2014 with a great challenge: Let’s tackle some internationally known ethnic dishes – and present them in new, creative and exciting ways. The star this … Continue reading
This month’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge is cooking with spirits. This was an easy challenge for me because as the holidays approach, I start to make my “coquito” Puerto Rican eggnog.
Ropa Vieja which translated means “old clothes”, is a dish well-known in Cuba, but originated in the Canary Islands. You can find it in every menu throughout the Caribbean. I think that the “Cubanos” have mastered this dish. This version … Continue reading
A POST AND A RESTAURANT REVIEW- Venezuelan Scrambled Eggs + Sweet Plantains Wrapped in Bacon – Perico Venezolano + Platanos Maduros Envueltos en Tocineta
While doing some shopping in my neck of the woods, I remembered that not too far away there is this wonderful little Venezuelan restaurant called “EL Cocotero” located on 18th street between Seventh and Eighth Avenue, NYC. All of a sudden I … Continue reading
Arroz con Gandules is the traditional dish of Puerto Rico. It is usually served along with our roast pork, Pernil. You will find this dish being served during the holidays and when having a party, it is sure to be the main attraction. … Continue reading