Category Archives: Latin Traditional

Té para Dos o Más- Tea for Two or More

Posted in Appetizers, Beef, Children's Menus, Cuban, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Party Menus, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito, Something Different, Tapas | 30 Comments

ROPA VIEJA – OLD CLOTHES

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

Posted in Beef, Cuban, Latin Traditional, Meats | 17 Comments

A POST AND A RESTAURANT REVIEW- Venezuelan Scrambled Eggs + Sweet Plantains Wrapped in Bacon – Perico Venezolano + Platanos Maduros Envueltos en Tocineta

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, International Dishes, Latin Traditional, Vegetarian, Venezuela | 21 Comments

VENEZUELAN BEEF RIB SOUP- SANCOCHO VENEZOLANO

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

Posted in Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Soups - Cold/Hot, Venezuela | 31 Comments

Arroz con Gandules y Chorizo – Rice with Pigeon Peas + Spanish Sausage

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

Posted in Holidays, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Rice/Risotto, Sofrito | 38 Comments

FLAN DE TRES LECHES PARA EL DIA DE SAN VALENTIN- THREE MILK FLAN FOR ST. VALENTINE’S

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts, Latin Traditional | 42 Comments

LOOK MA I MADE CAKE – BACARDI RUM CAKE FROM PUERTO RICO

I hope your New Year was wonderful.  A happy, healthy and prosperous to you all. Everyone makes resolutions and very few are kept.  I know, I am one of those people…weak and lazy at times.  But this resolution I will … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Eggs, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico | 18 Comments

Guasacaca

My friend Alex who is from Venezuela and now living in Jacksonville, Florida came to visit and after his leaving I got nostalgic for some of the foods I miss from my adopted country.  He had asked that I make … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Latin Traditional, Salads, Something Different, Vegetarian, Venezuela | 21 Comments

Carne Mechada – Puerto Rican Stuffed Pot Roast

Carne mechada is the national dish of Venezuela and also very popular in Puerto Rico and Cuba.  This version is  adaped from Wilo Benet’s cookbook, Puerto Rico – True flavors.  If you want to see Wilo’s creations, go to Foodalogue … Continue reading

Posted in Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Meats, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito | 27 Comments

Mofongo

When we think of Puerto Rico we usually think of beautiful beaches, piña coladas, rum punch, great music and our Caribbean cuisine, of which mofongo is sometimes considered the star attraction.

Posted in Appetizers, Latin Traditional, Pictures of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Something Different | 23 Comments