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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 […]

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 […]

“Marben’s Sausage League”

Ryan Donovan [ex Healty Butcher and CowBell] and now head butcher at Marben restaurant came out with a brilliant marketing idea: Let’s get 12 chefs who they are known for their sausages making skills and let’s have a Sausage League. Complete with a first round, playoffs and a championship final, which will take place on […]

Celebratring Five Years in Business!!

Hola To You All, Today I’m celebrating 5 years in business and I would like to thank my dear Family, Clients, my crew and business alliance for your love and support through out the years. It’s been five great years with ups and downs, but I truly believe, that working hard and loving what we […]

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, […]

Not Just for Before or Afters Anymore: Who Loves SHERRY?

I have been stewing over this post and then putting aside and then picking it back up for a couple of months now. Wouldn’t you know it: just as I get ready to post, the Globe does a piece on sherries. And then my friend Tammy tells me yesterday that the Vintages site is featuring […]

Going National About a Humble Venezuelano Dish

I got an email from Michelle Eliot in Vancouver. She’s the associate producer of Sounds Like Canada on CBC Radio One. They were producing a summer series about a teen chef prodigy named Neil Flambé (their answer to Harry Potter, she said). They were looking for some veteran chefs to interview them about the dish […]

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