Mola cake


Hi! Last Friday, August 15th, was the 495th anniversary of the foundation of Panama Vieja, A settlement founded on 15 August 1519 by Pedro Arias Dávila and other 100 inhabitants. At the time, it was the first permanent European settlement on the Pacific Ocean, replacing the two cities of Santa María la Antigua del Darién …

Pixbae


A couple of weeks ago my mom came from Panama to be here when her granddaughter Pilar came from the U.S. and help Juan Fran with the kids and the house while I "went for her" (code word for having the best time in Georgia and NY). Well, you should know that my mother is …

Vintage, a fashionable meat


Throughout November, Panama celebrates the most emblematic dates related to its sovereignty. To mark the occasion, I will be re-posting some of my favorite Panamanian recipes. Many of them prepared especially for these days in previous years. Today we have a Ropa Vieja recipe, one of Panama's favorite, just in case some of you missed …

Vintage


November 10th 1821, marks a popular uprising against the Spanish colonial government in Panama, The First Cry of Independence in the Villa de Los Santos, which led to the proclamation of the independence of Panama from Spain on November 28 of that year. According to popular tradition, this event was led by Rufina Alfaro, character …

La India dormida y un arroz con leche panameño


Flor del Aire se llamaba la princesa india, hija de Urracá, el cacique más fiero que peleó contra los conquistadores en las tierras del Istmo de Panamá. Para su desgracia, se enamoró de uno de los guerreros rostro pálido que trataban de conquistar a su gente. Por ese amor imposible despreció el que le brindaba …

A Sleeping Indian and some rice pudding


Flower of the air was the name of the Indian princess, daughter Urraca, the fiercest chieftain who fought the Spanish conquistadores (conquerors) in the lands of the Isthmus of Panama. Unfortunately for her, she fell in love with one of the warriors who tried to conquer his people. For that impossible love she despised the …