Colombian ‘Pasteles de Arroz’, a Christmas and New Year’s Tradition

Many Latin American countries, including Colombia, share “Pasteles de Arroz” on Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. This recipe has been in Cartagena de Indias (my home town), for a very long time. Families get together around this wonderful recipe. I can remember the smell of Pasteles on Christmas eve, as well as the excitement the…

Tropical Italian Antipasto Fusion

The holidays are just around the corner.. It is my favorite time to create new recipes to amaze family and friends. Last Friday we had a friend from the Philippines for dinner and I cooked fried plantains to accompany coconut fried rice and an awesome beef brisket! That was the exact same night I came…