Post dedicated to pitorro – an important component of Christmas celebrations in Puerto Rico, missed from my table this year.
After months at sea, Columbus and his crew sighted land in October of 1492. Continuing the exploration, they landed in Haiti’s port, naming it the port of Saint Nicholas in honor of the date of the landing – St. Nicholas Day, December 6. Christmas Eve 1492 found Christopher Columbus and his crew in the New … Continue reading Christmas in the New World
Wishing you all a happy holiday, by sharing one of the quintessential dishes of the season: Arroz con gandules, ¡apastela’o! Rice cooked with pigeon peas, sofrito, and pieces of ham, covered with a plantain leaf, like a pastel (hence, “apastela’o”). More to come next year! Happy 2018 and thanks for reading!