Santaella and Cocina Tropical recipes

‘Tostones’ Double-fried Green Plantains

15/04/2016 - FOOD - RECIPES

Tostones, or fried green (unripe) plantains, are a staple of the Puerto Rican diet. – Editor’s Note, New Worlder   INGREDIENTS   vegetable oil, for deep frying 1 green plantain, peeled and cut crosswise into 1-inch slices Kosher salt   Prep Time: 10 Minutes Serves: 6-8 Tostones   PREPARATION   In a large skillet, heat...

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Behind the Bar with Michael Norat

18/12/2015 - MIXOLOGY - RECIPES

By: LAURENS LAST BITE   I was super happy to catch up with Michael Norat, Mr. World Class Puerto Rico 2015 bartender himself.  Trust me, he’s a busy man. His passion for spirits and mixology has come to match his first love, surfing. I’m glad we were able to chat.  Not only did he give me insight on where mixology and cocktails are headed in 2016, he also...

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12 Coffee Table Books your Guests will Love

14/04/2015 - PRESS - RECIPES

By: Cristina Arreola, LATINA -Link to Article -   The perfect living room just isn't complete without some fascinating, beautiful coffee table literature. These 12 hardcover books will inspire you (and your guests!) to think and converse about art, travel, cuisine, fashion, drinks and more.   Tantilize your taste buds with this peek at the culinary magic...

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Curried Goat Stew With Orange And Lime Rice Recipe

17/12/2014 - PRESS - RECIPES

By: FOOD REPUBLIC - Link to Article -   Tender goat meat served over zesty, citrusy rice   Puerto Rico has a rich culinary history influenced by France, Spain, Africa and Taíno Native American. If you’re ready to cook and eat like a local, renowned San Juan chef Jose Santaella’s new book, Cocina Tropical, is packed with vibrant and diverse...

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