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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, who’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 […]

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 Venezuela’s gorgeous Caribbean coastline. Wherever we went, we’d find la parada, a place to stop and eat and rest. A parada can […]