Wednesday, December 3, 2008

¡Bienvenidos a mi nuevo blog!

I started Sabor a Mí: A Taste of My Latin Food and Culture, to share with the world the wonderful flavors and colors of my world. As expressed in the title of my blog, my focus is to write about Latin food and culture. I’m not here simply to publish recipes, but to publish stories that allow you to see how certain foods have truly become a part of mine and my family’s life. I am a first-generation American, my mother’s family is from Jayuya, Puerto Rico and my father’s family is from Guatemala City, Guatemala. I guess this would make me a GuateRican?

Although I’m technically a hybrid, I’ve always felt more Puerto Rican, partly because I was born in New York City, and raised in the Bronx for several years. And at home, my mother almost always cooked Puerto Rican dishes. Now, as an adult I am seeking to explore my Guatemalan roots through the dishes that always remind my father of home. But, because I have grown up with more exposure to my Puerto Rican roots, many of my posts will discuss comida criolla.

I hope that through this blog you are not only inspired to cook the tempting dishes of my world, but that you also develop an appreciation for all types of Latin food and culture.

(The view from my cousin's home in Jayuya, Puerto Rico.)

1 comment:

  1. You know what I like about food? It's more than just a satisfying experience that holds you over until the next feeding, it's a mini vacation where you're transported to another place and time, free to reminisce on distant memories or daydream of better times. Each bite is more than a morsel of delight, it is a ticket to a tropical paradise. Every time, I eat arroz con pollo, I am transported to Puerto Rico; morros y cristianos, Central America; ropa vieja, Cuba. If there is one thing I like more than traveling, it's definitely eating.