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A culinary tribute to my father on his birthday

* This post was originally published on April 22, 2011. I’m reposting it to honor my dad, who would’ve been 87 years old today.   April 22, 2011 This is only my third blog post, and already I’m straying off-topic… but I have good reason, I promise. Today, April 22nd, is my father’s birthday. He… Read More A culinary tribute to my father on his birthday

Latin American, Latin American Cuisine, Peru, Peruvian Cuisine

Arroz con Leche / Rice Pudding

My mother-in-law, Evelina Ramos Tremolada, is the most amazing Peruvian cook. She grew up on a coffee plantation in the town of Chanchamayo, in the central Andean highland province of Junín. Chanchamayo is an area where many Italian immigrants have settled for the last 100 years. Evelina’s own father, Félix Tremolada, was originally from Milan. Evelina has… Read More Arroz con Leche / Rice Pudding

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Bienvenidos a mi cocinita! / Welcome to my kitchen!

Welcome to my little kitchen. Please make yourself at home! It’s not a professional kitchen; it’s not richly appointed; it’s certainly not state-of-the-art; and you won’t find many expensive tools. But it works for me. When we first looked at this house, I balked. One of my only requirements was a nice, roomy kitchen, with… Read More Bienvenidos a mi cocinita! / Welcome to my kitchen!

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About me

Let me tell you a little bit about myself, and how I became so enthralled with Latin American and Peruvian cooking. I’m a second-generation chef. My mom was a catering chef; and every one of her five children has been involved in food service since childhood – in just about every front and back of… Read More About me