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Totalmente Tamales Battle @PAFF!

I got very excite to be invited back to the 2nd annual Pan-American Food Festival!! This year the organizers decided to add a competition to showcase one of the most  traditional dishes, that truly is representive of the Hispanic culture the tamal, with the “Totalmente Tamales battle” I was representing Venezuela with the Hallaca, which […]

Happy Places…. Panama!

As winter became cold and grey …the only thing that I was thinking about was where to go this year for my holiday . So as the time came closer to fly away to a sunny and hot destination I decided to divide my holiday in two destinations…..First trip went to Panama. Flew to Panama […]

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 […]

La Parranda Navideña, Venezuelan Style!

On Sunday, November 25th I was invited to the *Fundaciôn Alma Llanera [The soul prairies Fundation] to their the annual *Parranda Navideña [Christmas bazar] Venezuelan party at the Japanese Culture Center. I wanted to go to this event for years, but I couldn’t make it, so this was my first time going to event, which […]

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 […]

Stirring the Pot with Sabrosito…

By Sheryl Kirby of Taste T.O. Chef Carlos Fuenmayor is the owner and chef of Sabrosito, a private catering company where he specializes in in-home parties, as well as larger events, often with a teaching and Latino focus. He also offers cooking classes, both privately and through organizations such as the LCBO. He is Cordon […]

Cinco De Mayo at The Drake

Not  many Anglos know why Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “the fifth of May.” The day commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It’s not even Mexico’s Independence Day; that’s September 16th, 1810. And to add to the confusion further, Mexican independence wasn’t recognized until September […]

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