Black Beans Food Processor Recipe

For a long time I had watched multiple TV shows featuring food processor recipes and I was always fascinated by the multitude of recipes and flavor combinations going into it. Well I think it was about time I had mine and yes, this week I got my very first food processor. Yay! As it would […]

Peru Caribe in Barranquilla Revisited

  I had written about Peru Caribe and the story of the owner, Rosario. https://amyfoodstories.com/2013/10/11/from-political-science-to-executive-chef-a-career-change-success-story/ Now I bring you a revisit. Rosario remodeled the restaurant and together with Raul, her co-owner they have revamped the already delicious recipes. Take a look and see their amazing menu items and the beautiful new look of the place. […]

Palenqueras and Fresh Fruits in Cartagena

Palenqueras slowly walk Cartagena streets offering: Papaya, watermelon, pineapple, guava, mango, nísperos (louquats) and more. They sing their tune as they gracefully cover downtown and the beach areas. Songs start with a low cord and they go up as they list the many fruits they carry on top of their heads. The song goes like this: “Home-cooks come get mangos, […]

Cuba Cuba – Havana-Cartagena Culture Connections

A native from the Caribbean cannot help but look for any evidence of his/her colorful, unique culture, even if it’s in a sandwich bite along the Rocky Mountains. With that in mind, I had to visit Cuba Cuba. Simply, a Cuban Sandwich place. I was gladly surprise to see ’empanadas’ and ‘tostones’ (or ‘patacones’) in their […]

Old-Fashioned Home-made Crackers

  Little “tiendas” (corner home-based food stores) in Cartagena still carry old-fashioned home-made crackers. When I travel back home, I definitely make an effort to get them… Indeed, they bring back wonderful childhood memories! Four simple, affordable ingredients (at hand in most kitchens), and a straightforward recipe yields anywhere from 32 to 42 crackers, depending […]

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