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  Cuisine of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puerto Rican cuisine is mildly reminiscent of its Spanish roots as well as Amerindian, and African influences.
Puerto Rico's national dish is called Arroz con pollo which is Spanish seasoned rice with chicken.
Puerto Ricans have a very sweet tooth and it is during the Holidays that most indulge in their favorite treats such as "Arroz con Dulce", "Budin de Pan", "Barriguitas de Vieja", "Tembleque", "Flan", "Bizcocho de Ron", "Mantecaditos", "Mampostiales", "Dulce de Leche", "Pastelillos de Guayaba", "Besitos de Coco", "Tarta de Guayaba", and "Tortitas de Calabaza".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuisine_of_Puerto_Rico   (595 words)

 Learn more about Cuisine in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A cuisine (from the French word for "kitchen") is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a place of origin.
New cuisines are constantly evolving, as certain aesthetics rise and fall in popularity among professional chefs and their clientele.
These cuisines are based on the cuisines of the countries from which the immigrant peoples came, primarily Europe.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/cu/cuisine.html   (460 words)

 Puerto Rican Cuisine: A fusion of cultures and continents on The Worldwide Gourmet
Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish and Latin American cuisine, it has a unique style, using such indigenous seasonings and ingredients such as coriander, papaya, cacao, nispero, apio, plantains, cassava and yampee.
The rich and fertile fields of Puerto Rico produce a wide variety of vegetables, such as the pear-shaped chayote, which is reminiscent of summer squash; breadfruit, which is similar to the sweet potato; and plantains, which are the single most popular side dish on the island.
Puerto Rican rums are generally light, gold or dark - ideal for mixed drinks or on the rocks, depending on which type is selected.
www.theworldwidegourmet.com /countries/westindies/puertorico.htm   (1495 words)

 Puerto Rican Foods
Puerto Rican desserts include the pudding or custard flan and the tembleque..Papaya cubes cooked in sugar and cinnamon must be accompanied by white cheese(queso blanco).
Puerto Ricans are heavy coffee drinkers and Puerto Rican coffee is among the best in the world..islanders like their coffee real strong, some drink it fl, others as café-con-leche.
Puerto Rican Rums are known world-wide as the best as they are aged for years according to law..enjoy Rum and Coke (Cuba Libre) which is one of the local favorites.
prboriken.com /food.htm   (919 words)

 Puerto Rico Culture: Food and Drinks
Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish and Mexican cuisine, it is a unique tasty blend of Spanish, African, Taíno, and American influences, using such indigenous seasonings and ingredients as coriander, papaya, cacao, nispero, apio, plantains, and yampee.
Puerto Rico is the world's leading rum producer; 80% of the rum consumed in the United States hails from the island.
Puerto Ricans are fond of mixing it with various cola drinks.
welcome.topuertorico.org /culture/foodrink.shtml   (2380 words)

 Encyclopedia: Mexican cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A cuisine (from French cuisine, meaning cooking; culinary art; kitchen; itself from Latin coquina, meaning the same; itself from the Latin verb coquere, meaning to cook) is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a place of origin.
Lao cuisine is the cuisine of the Lao ethnic group of Laos and Northeast Thailand (Isan).
Mexican cuisine is known for its intense and varied flavors, colorful decoration, and the variety of spices that it has.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mexican-cuisine   (2761 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Puerto Rican Cuisine Gets Raves…Passion For Flavors Raul's Basks In Bold, Authentic Cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Elizabeth Ramos encourages everyone, even those new to Puerto Rican food, to sample the restaurant's dishes, which are all made from scratch.
Sky blues and bright yellows are the predominant colors, Puerto Rican art fills the walls, other artifacts are placed throughout the restaurant and a saltwater tank stands in the entrance.
Cuba's cuisine is very similar to Puerto Rico's, and there are many marriages between the countries (Thomas' wife is from Cuba), so Thomas has included a Cuban sandwich on the menu.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2004/vol8n46/PRCuisine.shtml   (944 words)

 Puerto Rico Tourism Company | Press Room
Not really a soup, the most traditional Puerto Rican dish is asopao, a hearty gumbo made with either chicken or shellfish — and every chef has his or her own recipe.
Puerto Rican rums are generally light, gold or dark — ideal for mixed drinks or on the rocks, depending on which type is selected.
It markets Puerto Rico as a tourism destination through advertising, public relations and promotional activities; promotes tourism among local residents; provides visitor orientation and technical assistance to investors; evaluates tourism facilities and establishes standards of quality; and regulates and oversees gaming operations.
gotopuertorico.com /pressRoom/pressKit/full_release.php?release=121&...   (1587 words)

 W4E: Puerto Rico - Cuisine & Recipes
Puerto Rican cooking is distinguished by its use of adobo and sofrito.
Puerto Rican food is not very spicy or hot, but there is a tendency toward sweet-sour combinations.
Typical ingredients in Puerto Rican cooking are chicken, fish, seafood, avocados, calabaza (pumpkin), greens, chayote, okra, gandules (pigeon peas), apio ñame (yams), plátanos (plantains), sweet potatoes, yuca (cassava), yautía (taro root), rice, bananas, coconuts, guavas, mangoes, and guanábanas.
www.whats4eats.com /4rec_puertor.html   (318 words)

 Puerto Rico Food Recipes Cuisine - Rosas Place, Rincon Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican cuisine is as eclectic as it is varied.
In actuality, although it is prepared with a multiplicity of richly varied spices and condiments, Puerto Ricans tend to season their food more subtly than one might imagine.
The pumpkin, which grows in abundance on Puerto Rico, is used not only to flavor soups and as a side vegetable, but also to make the succulent base for a traditional Puerto Rican cake.
www.rincon-puertorico.com /rosasplace   (406 words)

 Coffee shop mixes Puerto Rican, local cuisine - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
The Puerto Rican specialty pastele (pronounced pah-tell-ay or pas-tell-ay) is offered here: a casing of mashed, spiced, cooked green banana stuffed with a pork filling (matura) and spiced with oregano, cumin, cilantro and fl olives.
Puerto Rican cuisine has its roots in Spanish, African and Ta’no cooking.
Puerto Rican foods are fairly mild in flavor, not spicy-hot or complex as Mexican food can be, and yet they seem similar.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2003/Oct/03/en/en09a.html   (713 words)

 DigsMagazine.com | nourish: COCINA: PUERTO RICAN CUISINE
With so many different cuisines and cultures getting a second look because of their wonderfully unexpected flavor combinations, Puerto Rican cuisine is often inexplicably overlooked.
The ultimate cooking condiment, sofrito goes into practically every Puerto Rican dish you will make, which is why most Puerto Rican cooks make large amounts of sofrito and freeze it for up to a month (after a month, the cilantro will start to taste like freezer burn).
Fresh chiles like jalapeno peppers are uncommon in Puerto Rican cooking; for the most part, in fact, Puerto Rican cuisine is heavy on salt and garlic, rather than spicy flavors.
www.digsmagazine.com /nourish/nourish_puertoricancuisine.htm   (531 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rivera, a novelist and a Nuyorican (the term refers to a Puerto Rican raised or born in New York City), has compiled a wide-ranging collection of homestyle Puerto Rican recipes, both traditional dishes and those adapted or inspired by mainland cuisine.
Puerto Rican family and friends have showed me how to make many dishes but I could never get my rice to come out good.
I'd been looking for a good Puerto Rican cookbook..When I saw "Nuyorican" in the title I was like Alright!..I'm a Nuyorican and it's been years since I'd tasted any of the old recipes - papas rellenas (stuffed potatoes), pernil (roast pork), tostones (fried green platains) just even some of the basic spices used.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0941423840   (916 words)

 DigsMagazine.com | nourish: COCINA: PUERTO RICAN CUISINE page4
Puerto Rican cooks seem to have a talent for taking just about anything and turning it into the perfect sweet something to cap dinner.
Should you be so lucky as to find yourself on the island itself, for instance, you will see many people enjoying coconut water from a coconut that has a straw stuck into it.
Puerto Rico is my second home, and its dishes never fail to satisfy my stomach and comfort my soul.
www.digsmagazine.com /nourish/nourish_puertoricancuisine4.htm   (536 words)

 PUERTO RICAN CUISINE, by Oswald Rivera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With a fresh look and a new preface by the author, Puerto Rican Cuisine in America brings to the table the same great recipes, history, and Rivera family lore that made the first edition so popular and unique.
There are classics of Puerto Rican cooking as well as Nuyorican adaptations.
A recent retiree from the New York City Police Department, Rivera was born in Puerto Rico and lives in New York City.
www.fourwallseightwindows.com /bookrivera1.html   (108 words)

 Country Living: Puerto Rican cuisine: three Caribbean specialties create a satisfying vegetarian meal. (includes ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Puerto Rican cuisine: three Caribbean specialties create a satisfying vegetarian meal.
Puerto Rican cuisine combines the staple food of the island's native people with the savory stews, meat pies and dairy products introduced by its Spanish conquerors.
Situated in the West Indies, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a verdant 110-mile-long island that was ceded to the United States by Spain in 1898.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:20044912&refid=ink_tptd_mag   (243 words)

 Amazon.com: Recipes from LA Isla: New & Traditional Puerto Rican Cuisine: Books: Robert Rosado,Judith Healey Rosado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Relatively few Puerto Rican cookbooks are on the market, so it's notable to find a title which covers not only the usual dishes, but new Puerto Rican approaches which incorporate contemporary views on healthier cooking habits.
My parents are Puerto Rican and although I was born in New York, I lived in Puerto Rico for 34 years before moving to Maryland in 1998.
If you want real PR cooking I suggest buying "Puerto Rican Cookery" by Carmen Aboy Valldejuli or "Puerto Rican Dishes" by Berta Cabanillas and Carmen Ginorio to get a more realistic idea of what PR food is all about.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565653394?v=glance   (931 words)

 Puerto Rican Cookery, Cocina Criolla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Discover the delicious foods of Puerto Rico through the easy-to-follow recipes in this classic cookbook, Considered by many to be the Puerto Rican "Joy of Cooking".
Just as the author herself learned to cook at the elbow of the cooks in her father's kitchen, you'll start with the basic ingredients in Puerto Rican cooking and build upon those to create a vast repertoire of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine.
Imagine a young Puerto Rican bride about to establish her own home - This is the first cookbook she would have - and it would last her for life!
www.islaonline.com /6012cav.htm   (219 words)

 Puerto Rico Tourism Company | Entertainment and Nightlife in Puerto Rico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Throughout the San Juan area, bars, discos and popular restaurants are found on nearly every corner of the city, but be sure not to miss the vibrant nightlife out on the island, including the special charms of resorts in Dorado, Rio Grande, Ponce and Mayagüez.
Puerto Rico has some of the most appealing and famed casinos in the Caribbean.
A gathering of prominent puerto rican musicians, painters and other artists display the best of their work all year around.
gotopuertorico.com /go_entertainmentNightlife.php?...&page=78   (352 words)

 Puerto Rico...La Isla Del Encanto
The coqui, is a small tree frog that only survives in Puerto Rico.
It is the National Anthem of Puerto Rico.
Stews are a big part in the Puerto Rican diet.
www.geocities.com /lpsite2001/puertorico/pr.html   (200 words)

 Puerto Rico's Café
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Puerto Rico's Café provides the finest Puerto Rican cuisine in Central Florida.
Puerto Rican Food in Orlando and Central Florida.
www.puertoricocafefl.com   (333 words)

 Cocina Criolla
Here you will find a wide variety of Puerto Rican dishes that will guarantee your family and friends mouth will be watering for days.
Send it and your recipe may be posted.
Are you craving for Puerto Rican cuisine, but find yourself far away from the island?
welcome.topuertorico.org /cocina   (150 words)

 Metroactive Dining | A la Carte
A rich blend of Island--Puerto Ricans call their country "La Isla"--Caribbean, Spanish, African and European influences conspire to create a sensuous legacy of dishes that stress, to no one's great surprise, seafoods, spices and tropical fruit.
The results are reassuring and warm, as hospitable as Puerto Rican dining itself.
The complexity of this cuisine will come as a delightful surprise to many readers, but given our coastal location, many of the ingredients will already be part of our own food landscape.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/12.21.95/alacarte-9551.html   (697 words)

 History of Puerto Rican Cooking
The history and development of Puerto Rican cuisine begins with the Taíno Indians, the natives Columbus found at discovery.
The various culinary specialties of the Iberian peninsula also had an important role in the development of the Puerto Rican food.
African slaves influenced the Puerto Rican kitchen greatly introducing the use of plantains, coconuts, and their favorite method of cooking, frying.
www.elboricua.com /food_history.html   (217 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Inspired by Spanish, native Caribbean and African influences, Puerto Rican cuisine holds a unique position in the world of Caribbean cooking.
Showcasing the array of Puerto Rico's delicious culinary offerings - from the traditional to the latest Nuyorican creations - Rivera gives us 250 of his favourite family recipes.
Sprinkled throughout with Puerto Rican history, the exotic origins of various recipes and Rivera family lore, PUERTO RICAN CUISINE IN AMERICA is an experience rich in vibrant culture and sensuous food.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1568582447   (421 words)

 Books : Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A Taste of Puerto Rico : Traditional and New Dishes from the Puerto Rican Community
This is the best Puerto Rican cookbook I have seen.
My husband is Puerto Rican, and I love being able to make the stuff his mother and grandmother always made for him.
www.arabiadirectory.com /ItemId/1568582447   (389 words)

 Mission District Businesses Online - El Nuevo Frutilandia - Cuban & Puerto Rican Cuisine
This restaurant is a hidden gem in the heart of the Mission District in San Francisco, offering delicious Cuban and Puerto Rican cuisine.
Although Ines is from El Salvador, she made it a point to learn all the Cuban and Puerto Rican recipes to make sure those Caribbean flavors remain authentic.
If you are in the mood for Mofongo (crushed plantain with pork, olive oil, and garlic), Ceviche, Alcapurria (meat filled plantain and yucca fritter), Pastel Puertorriqueño (Puerto Rican dumpling), or many of the typical Cuban and Puerto Rican dishes, stop by El Nuevo Frutilandia.
www.carnavalsf.com /mdbo/frutilandia.html   (164 words)

 Amazon.com: Puerto Rican Cuisine in America: Nuyorican and Bodega Recipes: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A Taste of Puerto Rico : Traditional and New Dishes from the Puerto Rican Community by Yvonne Ortiz
Puerto Rico, Couple of Rabbits, Uncle Phillip, Uncle Carlos, San Juan, Pinot Noir, Aunt Fanny, Latin America, New York State, New England, North American, California Barbera, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Doña Alma, Cabernet Franc, Los Griegos
Puerto Rico Borinquen Querida by Roger A. Labrucherie
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1568582447?v=glance   (1368 words)

 Puerto Rican Landscape Art amaurydiaz.com
Born in Brooklyn, New York, of Puerto Rican parents, Elizabeth Baez expresses her love towards her culture through her paintings.
His painting which deal with Puerto Rican folklore and Afro-Puerto Rican music themes, have been featured in International TV and several documentaries.
As a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization, our mission is to guarantee the welfare of our children by pursuing the development of a model, strong and vibrant Hispanic community for Central Florida through leadership development and empowerment, education advancement, and economic community development.
www.amaurydiaz.com /links.htm   (429 words)

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