November 11, 2019

Can I be real for a minute? As much as I wanted to feed my little girl all the best things in the world I also used to make baby food for economic reasons.

October 17, 2019

When Kahlo and I first started this website and blog we'd hoped to document our journey with food: to document our family recipes, maybe make a few videos, and maybe even recommend a few great books we'd read along the way pertaining to food. This year we vowed to (try...

August 31, 2019

I love collard greens. I love them cooked until they are tender and melt in your mouth; I love them in soup to give added color and texture; I love them sauteed, when they give you back a good crunch. I've had them prepared in a few ways but until three years ago, I ha...

July 19, 2019

When I was in culinary school and studied in Peru, I learned of a super simple salad from Arequipa called Solterito, which literally means "little single man."

July 8, 2019

Summertime in New England brings not only heat but humidity. There is nothing more refreshing then a cold glass of water that has a beautiful hint of fruit.

May 14, 2019

 Pollo al maní, or Peruvian Chicken Peanut Stew, is not something you usually find on menus in U.S.-based restaurants. Perhaps it's because it is now one of the top food allergens here but even before it became so I never recall a time when it appeared on any menu. Whe...

April 1, 2019

I had these smoked turkey necks in the freezer and a bag of pinto beans I needed to use up. I decided to throw them together into the pressure cooker and see how they'd come out. Later that night my boyfriend came over for dinner. I had made my usual: braised chicken b...

March 12, 2019

It wasn't until I was an adult and living in Lima did I first encounter emoliente peruano. Once I found it, I obsessed about it not only while I was there but after I came back to the U.S. Emoliente is a tea, served either hot or lukewarm, made of medicinal herbs and s...

February 26, 2019

Once upon a time, I hated seafood. My father used to say to me that it wasn't possible that I was his child if I didn't love seafood, as my father is from a coastal city of Peru called Chimbote. Like my father, I also grew up in a coastal town in New England, Boston, a...

February 5, 2019

When Kahlo was an infant I sought out to tell her bedtime stories not only to help her fall asleep but to also give her a sense of history and of morals, particularly about our relationships, which includes our relationship to food and the hands that grow it. Sometimes...

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