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Empanadas! Any One?

One of my favorite things to eat after arepas are empanadas. A small pastry pocket stuffed with whatever we may think of: meat, fish, pork, vegetables and the list goes on. Empanadas are made all over the Latin world, but with different and sometimes unique techniques and recipes. For example, in Venezuela and Colombia, empanadas […]

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, […]

Cachapas at St. Andrew’s Farmers Market

I team up with Eduardo Lee and Marc Lukacs, owners of Arepa Cafe to do a chacapa testing at St. Andrew’s Farmers Market to promote the opening of the restaurant that will be located at 490 Queen Street West. With Eduardo Lee Cachapas, which are made with fresh corn, salt, pepper, butter and top up […]

One City, One Great Long Table

Luminato was so great this year, I’m still thinking about it, even thought we wrapped it up over a month and a half ago. The first year, at the Distillery, was fantastic, but the organizers topped their best efforts this year. We had a little bottleneck situation with ticket sales, but luckily, organizers sorted that […]

Happy Earth day

“Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life”. Thomas Alva Edison Love to […]

Cooking for the Queen of Latino Cuisine.

I met Mary Luz Mejia last year when she and I were asked to judge some dishes in a Latino culinary competition. Mary Luz is a Colombian-Canadian food journalist and Gemini-nominated TV writer, producer and director. One of her impressive credits is At the Table With ….. Each episode is a biography of a  well-known […]

A library with 4,800 books and 10 Legs

I was reading an article in the NY Times about biblio-burros, donkeys that carry a library through the Columbian jungle. Luis Soriano is the teacher who has been bringing education and hope through the books he shepperds with his five trusty burros for the last 10 years. Luis believes that doing so he is helping […]

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