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I have been thinking a lot about traditions lately, and it's apropos of these Cod Fishcakes that I'd like to leave an idea in your mind. Please humor me... As anyone who's ever written about their own country's traditional food finds out, there'll soon be controversy over the definition of "traditional", and what it comprises. This ...

Codfish and Potato Fritters

Culture doesn't stop changing. No part of it does --thank goodness-- and that includes a country's culinary heritage. We may hang on with teeth and nails to nostalgia, but the world keeps travelling at 1070 miles/hr, and dragging us all in this fantastic rollercoaster ride we call life. A lot of these changes are completely worth ...

Chickpea and codfish salad

Have you ever thought what the exact definition of "salad" is? Salads are the most versatile of foods. Practically any cold (?) dish with a raw ingredient seem to qualify for the title. It is this flexibility that makes it the best part of meals for me. Or, like in this case, it makes it the ...

Bacalaitos (Codfish fritters)

Some time ago somebody left commented that this recipe was Puerto Rican. Before I was able to reply, a reader left a very good comment, arguing that, with different names and slight differences in preparation, Bacalaíto (Codfish Fritters) was a pan-Caribbean recipe. It's good to remember that, when it comes to cooking, the wheel was invented ...

Bacalao a la criolla (Codfish a la Dominicana)

Salted codfish is known as a food in most of the Caribbean, probably brought by sailors who used this method of  preservation to transport fish from across the ocean, making it popular across the Caribbean islands. Back in the days when the Catholic church mandated its followers to abstain from meat on Fridays this dish was ...