sausage

Locrio de Trigo y longaniza (Bulgur with Pork Sausage)

Students from humble economic backgrounds who attended public rural schools in the 70s are probably most familiar with this recipe. According to my sources, school cooks often served this dish with bulgur instead of rice because schools received large donations of bulgur from the relief agency USAID.This is a variation of our locrio (rice mixed ...

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 ...

Judías con chorizo (Beans and chorizo)

No wonder Columbus risked life and limb in a dangerous adventure in his pursuit of spices. Our lives would be duller without them, and for enthusiastic food-lovers nothing warms the cockles of our heart like a well-spiced dish.In the chapter The Great Chilli Migrations of her book Spices Manisha Gambhir tells us the story of how chili left America ...

Sopión (Sweet and spicy red bean stew)

Food is not just nourishment. There's also an emotional relationship between people and food. And the food we grew up with, no matter how unusual to the rest of the world, always comforts us and brings us memories of happy times long gone.That is exactly the case with this Sopión (Sweet and spicy red bean ...

Sancocho de 7 carnes (7-meat hearty stew)

Sancocho in the Dominican Republic is synonymous with party.Dominicans are spontaneous and happy people who do not need much of an excuse to party. Where there are two or more Dominicans, a party may break out at any moment; some occasions, however, call for more lavish and elaborate celebrations.A baptism is an occasion for family ...