I was very excited when Toronto Life Magazine ask me to produce a dish for their special 2011 Holiday dinner ‘Outsourced’ section. I said to myself, ‘ Finally, I get the change to showcase our Venezuelan traditional Christmas dish’, the Hallaca. This is the first time a South America Christmas dish is been featured on […]
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Posted in Uncategorized on December 24th, 2006 Comments Off on On the hunt for pan de jamon, hallacas and ronsito.
Yesterday I spoke to my sister Adriana in Venezuela. I miss my family so much this year that Iâ€™m dreaming about the last time we spent Christmas together. We had a grand Christmas dinner and I was in heaven. My mother and sister made 300 hallacas for family and friends. The fillings depend on whoâ€™s […]
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 […]
Posted in Food on January 1st, 2013 Comments Off on 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 […]
In the Americas and all around the world, what we all have in common, is that our great-grand parents made sure that those typical or classical dishes for Christmas were passed on throughout generations. Case in point is the Hallaca, which is made through Central and South America and has many manes like Tamal, Hayaca, […]