Pernil (Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder Roast)

This recipe was originally published by Carmen Aboy Valldejuli in 1954 (“Cocina Criolla”).  This is my translation. It needs to marinate 1-3 days, the longer the better. Continue reading


Honduran Frijoles Refritos (Refried Beans)

When I first moved into my neighborhood, my neighbor brought over something folded into a tortilla for both my husband and I. She said it was a typical breakfast and she wanted to share something from her culture. It turns out she handed us each a Baleadas, a tortilla with refried beans, a little sour cream, and a little queso fresco. We thought it was very good and we were quite touched. She said sometimes you could put eggs and other ingredients in there too.

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