Friends, I don’t know about you but I can totally see myself on this dish. It’s so me! Does that happen to you? Can you think of a food item that best represents you? If so, I would love to know what is it or even if you’ve never thought about it, can you close your eyes and let me know what first comes to mind? Reading your comments should be fun!
And why do I feel identified with this dish? For a couple of reasons. Rice, chorizo, and sweet plantains, it’s a completely unique combination, not at all traditional and one would say a bit of a modern fusion with a lot of Latin taste. I’ve adapted flavors that I love with the experience and dynamics of what life has brought me. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, came to studied to the United States, became a mom, and I am now an immigrant, raising a multicultural family.
I started blogging as a way to share my love for food and document recipes and stories of legacy for my children. My goal is to always cook for them with love and inspired by my Latina heritage, so they can literally get a taste of it through food and learn to love it as their own. My Latin culture it is by nature part of who they are, but as we live in a country with mixed cultures it can get hard to grow with a defined identity. Where I come from is something I don’t want them to ever forget.
My mission with this blog is to cook food that I love, and to connect with others that have lived similar experiences. I want to offer solutions for the modern Latina mom or dad, and to anyone that loves Hispanic flavors. I want to reflect this with every post I share, so please join the conversation, I want to know if you feel identified with this dish one too.
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