Eggs and Cheese

Day-old bread and cheese casserole

I finished cooking, served lunch, and my husband had a first taste of a dish I was cooking for the first time. My dear spousal unit is my usual test subject, and he knows to be honest. This is no time to lovingly lie to protect my feelings. My readers count on him. - "It tastes ...

Arenque con huevos (Herrings and eggs)

Since the dawn of time, people have associated certain foods, fruit and vegetables with sex. The ancient Greeks and Romans who were famous for their bacchanals and orgies even had treatises and writings about the effects of various foods on their libidos. Some of these beliefs, whether true or not, endure to this day. There is ...

Tortilla de huevos (Dominican tortilla)

What's in a name? For a a lot of people around the globe, especially for those that do not speak Spanish, tortillas are the corn-based thin flatbread that the Mexicans have popularized the world over. For Spanish speakers tortilla is also the thick Spanish omelette containing potatoes and other ingredients. Many of us Dominicans grew up ...

Revoltillo de huevos (Scrambled eggs a la dominicana)

I write this article not as a chef, but as a teacher of Spanish to US high school students. "What does that have to do with cooking?" you ask. Everything. I believe in hands-on, in-depth experiences for my students. Food is a terrific starting point of getting to know and love any culture, and I take cultural ...

Queso frito (Fried cheese)

"Dominicans will eat ANYTHING for breakfast" observed a friend from a European country which shall remain nameless, to protect the guilty. He was watching his Dominican wife tuck into a bowl of soup at the breakfast table. It is true that Dominicans do have some breakfast preferences that to foreign eyes sometimes appear a little ...