Posted in Food on February 20th, 2013 Comments Off on Connecting with my Colombian Roots….
My sister Luz Adriana and I had plan to go and visit our mother’s family together in Colombia for many years now and I thought this would be the year, but because of the instability of our home country of Venezuela, she couldn’t leave her family and her home. But that is another story for […]
Posted in Events, Food, Fundraising, Latino on March 17th, 2011 Comments Off on An Extraordinary Alien Dinner
Back in February I got an invitation from Eduardo Lee of Arepa Cafe; Eduardo mentioned he was hosting an exhibition with the works of Carlos Raul Villanueva. Villanueva was one of the most influential Venezuelan architects of the 20th century. Influenced by the Modernist movement, he played a major part in the development and modernization […]
Posted in Food, News on April 19th, 2008 Comments Off on The International Year Of The Potato.
A Year for Hidden Treasures Potatoes are serious business. First cultivated by the Incas over 6,000 years ago, potatoes found Europe in the 16th century. Spanish explorers found the potato in its native Andes region, a treasure that would soon spread throughout the globe. Today, the potato produces more nutritious food more quickly, on less […]
Posted in Food, Latino, News on September 27th, 2007 Comments Off on The Buzz About Humitas & Chilean Chef Pilar Rodriguez
This is how I learned about Pilar coming to town, which is exciting in itself. I got a call from Andrew Gardner, my old friend from my days at Xango, whoâ€™s now part of the management team at Reds Bistro. He and Reds Chef Michael Steh, invited me to come and talk to them about […]
Posted in Food, Latino, News on April 16th, 2007 Comments Off on Queso Anyone?
Some of my best memories of growing up in Venezuela were travelling with my family — to the Andes, across the prairie region, into the desert, into the Amazon jungle and all along Venezuelaâ€™s gorgeous Caribbean coastline. Wherever we went, weâ€™d find la parada, a place to stop and eat and rest. A parada can […]