Made in the U.S.A.

Born and raised in the city of Chicago, I was surrounded by a mix of ethnicities and cultures. In my neighborhood of Rogers Park we were a delightful blend of spices. A little creole seasoning, chocolate molĂ©, spicy salsa, green curry and other delicious sauces. Me, my classmates, my friends could have represented many of... Continue Reading →

Picadillo Cubano – Pacific NW style

How do you connect to your cultural roots? I like connecting with food. Cooking Cuban food floods my house with the smells I remember from my Abuela's kitchen. I felt her spirit guide me as I crushed the garlic, sauted the sofrito and swayed my hips to the Cuban music playing in the background. Last... Continue Reading →

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