Von Diaz

Pavochón: Puerto Rican-style Turkey

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Pavochón Thanksgiving feast. (Photo: Marin Watts)

Originally broadcast on NPR’s Latino USA on November 27, 2013.

When reporter Von Diaz was a girl celebrating Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico, her abuela ruled the kitchen. Each year she created a magical dish called a pavochón, a turkey cooked like a traditional Puerto Rican pork roast. This year, she tries to recreate the dish with her grandmother’s help.

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