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Puerto Rican Chef José Santaella Celebrates the Basics

09/05/2016 - CHEF - PRESS

By: Roger Morris, Staff Writer, The Daily Meal   The San Juan-based Santaella is perhaps the best-known of Puerto Rico's current crop of young, ambitious chefs   Talk about cooking creds. When Puerto Rican chef José Santaella published his Cocina Tropical cookbook two years ago, the foreword was written by none other than Eric Ripert. Turn over...

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La Placita Late-Night Recommendations

20/04/2016 - TRAVEL

By: AvenidaDeLasArtes.com; Santaella Staff   Parada 20 – Plaza del Mercado   This is the heart and soul of Santurce!   Also known as ‘La Placita’ or the little plaza, this is the last of the traditional markets which used to be in every neighborhood before large supermarkets arrived in the 1970s.   While you can still visit the...

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‘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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Food Lover’s Guide to San Juan

13/04/2016 - FOOD - MIXOLOGY - TRAVEL

By: Fodors     With its Spanish, African, Taíno (Native American), and French influences, the food of Puerto Rico, or cocina criolla, has always been an adventure for the taste buds, one that utilizes the island’s natural gastronomic bounty. In the past few years, however, forward-thinking chefs have redefined the boundaries of their culinary traditions,...

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