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Recipes, cooking ideas and the food of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Restaurants Are Changing The Way Locals Eat

Puerto Rico’s Restaurants Are Changing The Way Locals Eat

If there’s one thing Puerto Rico’s restaurants do well it’s creating and serving on-trend dishes. Following last year’s hurricanes, more than 10,000 hospitality jobs were lost on the island. In the aftermath of the disaster, just 7% of local food and drink venues permanently shut down and this prompted the rest of Puerto Rico’s food businesses to come back fighting. And, as […]

Pasteles de Masa – Pasteles Recipe

Pasteles de Masa – Pasteles Recipe

Pasteles de Masa 4 lb carne de cerdo Sal 1/4 taza de aceite de achiote 10 hojas de Recao 1 cdta Orégano 1 pimiento verde – picado 1 md Cebolla, picado 10 ají dulce – picados 6 dientes de Ajo 2 tomates – picado 8oz Salsa de Tomate 24 aceitunas esañolas Sal y pimienta a […]

5 Must-Have Traditional Puerto Rican Dishes

5 Must-Have Traditional Puerto Rican Dishes

The flavor of Puerto Rico presents itself in many ways. You can find it in the way the people of this island nation love family, friends, and good conversation. It can be seen in the brightly-colored traditional clothing they wear and the fast-paced dance styles they prefer (merengue, plana, etc.). And it can be heard […]

Puerto Rican Recipes – Puerto Rican Food

Puerto Rican Recipes – Puerto Rican Food

Puerto Rican Kitchen Essentials If you go into the kitchen of a Puerto Rican person whether they live in San Juan, New York, Chicago or Florida, there are 10 items you will find in every one of those kitchens. You can’t cook Puerto Rican food for Puerto Rican Recipes if you don’t have these items. […]

Puerto Rican Coffee – Puerto Rico Coffee

Puerto Rican Coffee – Puerto Rico Coffee

Puerto Rican Coffee The Island of Puerto Rico – situated in the northern Caribbean, to the west of the Virgin Islands and east of Dominican Republic – is an un-incorporated territory of the United Sates of America. Though it may not match up to its Colombian counterpart, Puerto Rico still enjoys a very long association […]

Savory Puerto Rican Meat Dishes

Savory Puerto Rican Meat Dishes

Savory Puerto Rican Meat Dishes Puerto Rico, our favorite Caribbean island is well-known for its scenic natural landscape, diverse culture, and, of course, its savory meals. Puerto Rico is home to some of the tastiest dishes one can ever hope to experience. Puerto Rican meat dishes are particularly admired and loved for their brilliant and […]

Pumpkin: So Poor and Yet So Rich

Pumpkin: So Poor and Yet So Rich

Pumpkin: So Poor and Yet So Rich Among vegetables, it’s one of the most nutritious and rich in vitamins, particularly A, and has great detoxifying, diuretic and antioxidant powers. In addition, it’s very versatile, since it can be the main ingredient of soups, stews, desserts and an endless number of recipes. At the same time, pumpkins have very few calories and […]

Finger Foods

Finger Foods

Finger Foods by E. Garriga There is no greater pleasure than to eat a delicious fritter such as bacalaítos (codfish fritters), o a piece of  dulce de coco (coconut candy squares) you long for using your hands or remembering a scrumptious arroz con gandules  (rice with pigeon peas) cooked over a make-shift stove of three […]

Preserving our traditional Puerto Rican cuisine

Preserving our traditional Puerto Rican cuisine

Preserving our traditional Puerto Rican cuisine. . . by Erisbelia Garriga Traditional Puerto Rican Food Each ethnic group considers its own typical cuisine as the best food in the world.  At the same time virtually all cuisines have had foreign influence.  Puerto Rican cuisine has been no different, with contributions from Spanish, French, African and […]

Who is Coqui The Chef?

Who is Coqui The Chef?

by: Tania Lopez (owner and creator) I am the proud Latina mother of three; a boy, a girl and a frog. My son and daughter are the light of my life and the frog…well that is an interesting story. Growing up Puerto Rican, I grew to appreciate our love affair with food. The way we […]