legumes

Rice and fava beans-stuffed pepper

Cooking rice and cultivating houseplants. I have the kiss of death when it comes to these things. I don’t know what it is about me, but sooner or later every plant that comes into my care meets a sad, withered demise. I have even been known to kill cacti. But that’s another story. Rice is the ...

Chambre (Legumes and meat stew)

It's fair to say that I have learned as much from my readers' comments and emails throughout these years than I may have taught them. And I have discovered a treasure trove of new dishes in our cuisine that I did not know existed prior to my starting to write about Dominican cooking. A million thanks ...

Guandules con coco (Pigeon peas with coconut)

'Tumba Coco' is the slightly comical name of a village in San Juan de la Maguana province, and can also be a derogatory term for a simple person. I heard someone once criticising a village school for 'only being able to teach the kids to knock down coconuts'. But this is not a job to ...