All posts tagged: Von Diaz

Every Dish Has a Story: Mapping My Food History | TEDxPiscataquaRiver

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Art and Culture / Cocina Criolla / Food / Immigrants / Latinos / Media / Puerto Rico / Race / Videos / Women

This spring I was gave a talk about identity, family,Puerto Rican culture, and mofongo at TEDx PiscataquaRiver.  Watch it on YouTube, or read the full transcript below. [TRANSCRIPT]* Every Dish Has a Story: Mapping My Food History  I love mofongo… It’s a traditional Puerto Rican dish made by frying, then smashing green plantains, then adding garlic, olive oil, and chicharrón or fried pork skins. It’s super rico … really delicious. If you haven’t had mofongo before, maybe you’re looking at this image […]

Tostones Rellenos with Black Beans and Avocado Sauce

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Cocina Criolla / Food

Even if you haven’t had much Puerto Rican food, you’ve probably had tostones. They’re a popular appetizer or side dish, made by frying, then smashing green plantains. Usually they’re served with a mojo, or garlic dipping sauce. My grandmother, who passed away recently, used to make tostones rellenos (stuffed tostones) with a special tool designed for making them. She used to fill them with whatever she had on had—tuna with capers and lime juice or picadillo […]

StoryCorps Broadcast: Albert Sykes and His Son, Aidan

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Race / Social Justice / StoryCorps

When I’m not cooking, eating, or making media about food, I’m an Initiatives Producer at StoryCorps. Listen to a recent broadcast I produced for NPR’s Morning Edition. Originally broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, and StoryCorps, on March 20, 2015. “What was going through your head when you first saw me?” StoryCorps is probably the only place you’ll hear a 9-year-old conduct an interview on a national radio program. That’s what happened when a fourth grader named […]