Thanks for visiting. We've put together these resources so you can easily find what you are looking for. Consider it a quick tour through the hundreds of recipes, articles, videos, and over 20 years of carefully and lovingly written content about Dominican cookery.
I am looking for a Dominican recipe
You've come to the right place. We have a collection of hundreds of Dominican recipes and videos that we've researched and written about for more than 20 years. They are constantly re-tested to improve them and add new features to make it easier for you to follow along. Our recipes are organized per meal, course, season, diet, and ingredients. Or search the recipe below.
If you’ve never cooked Dominican food before, Tía Clara’s recipes are easy to follow, with step-by-step instructions, and in most cases, videos are included.
Traveling to the Dominican Republic
Planning to visit the Dominican Republic for the first time and looking for a preview of what you’re likely to find on the menu during your stay? Look no further! Here’s a quick guide to the must-try recipes and much more. You’ll find everything you need to know about our delicious Dominican food, the most common dishes, and associated customs and traditions.
Partners of Dominicans
Are you in a relationship with a Dominican? Do you want to surprise your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse with their favorite traditional recipe? Maybe the time has come to impress the in-laws? You’ve come to the right place.
You’ll also find out all you need to know about any ingredients you might be unfamiliar with and the customs associated with our food culture.
Diaspora Dominicans and descendants
Relive those nostalgic childhood memories and celebrate your Dominican heritage by rediscovering some of those long-lost dishes that mamá, tía, and abuela used to make back home en la islita.
All the recipes for every cherished dish you can think of are here, with step-by-step instructions and in many cases, videos, to make it as easy and fun as possible.
Doing a school assignment
So, your teacher set you the task of writing about Dominican food for your homework.
First of all, don’t panic! You’ll find all the essential information about Dominican food and related customs, including how we celebrate birthdays and quinceañeras, and all you need to know about Lent and Easter, and Christmas and New Year traditions for your project.
Start with some basic facts about the Dominican Republic, or Dominican food history and origins, followed by “10 Dominican foods you must try”. At the end of the article, there are links to other topics of interest for you to explore.
If you’re looking for a recipe for a traditional Dominican dish to bring to school for a Latino or international food fair, Tía Clara has the best suggestions!
Here’s a special selection of simple recipes for dishes that are representative of our Dominican traditions. You can be sure that they will be simple to make, with easy-to-find ingredients, and practical for taking to school.
Learn about Dominican food culture
In the blog, you’ll find useful and fascinating information about the different influences on Dominican culinary traditions and a look at the origins of specific dishes.
History, culture, and customs
The indigenous Taínos, Africans, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Italian, Chinese, and migrants from other Caribbean islands have all contributed to our wonderfully diverse gastronomic culture. Read about some fun Dominican Republic facts, Dominican gastronomic history, our food culture and how it compares to other countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.
How do Dominicans celebrate special occasions like Christmas and New Year, Lent and Easter, and birthdays?
Check out these guides to the customs and traditions behind these notable dates in our calendar, as well as links to the recipes for all the main foods associated with these events.
What exactly is each ingredient used in traditional Dominican dishes called and what is it used for? Ever wondered how certain foods got their unusual names?
Discover in-depth, illustrated features on our most popular ingredients, including rice, plantains, yuca, auyama and beans, to fruits and tubers, herbs and spices, and the different names they are known by in Spanish and English.
Tía Clara and the Dominican Cooking blog
Were you wondering who could be behind all this, bringing you all these Dominican recipes and related information for more than 20 years?
Read all about Tía Clara, and the story behind the blog.
We have a series of eBooks available for purchase in English and Spanish.
Yo Cocino Latino is a print cookbook in Spanish with the most popular recipes from five popular Hispanic cooking blogs (including ours!).
The original Aunt Clara’s Dominican Cookbook (published 2007) is currently out of print.
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