Green plantain quenelle with sweated corvina. Recipe from Darien, Panama


My mother's side of the family is from Darién and Colombia. My grandmother, Mama Elsa, was born in Jaqué, a little village located on the Pacific coast at the mouth of the Jaqué River. Due to the Darién Gap of the Pan American Highway, for many years the only way to get there was by …

Egg braided bread


Merry Christmas! Here is a sneak peek into our Christmas Eve dinner. We had prawns and foie gras as starters, then turkey with ciabatta and roasted chestnuts stuffing (for the vegan in the family I made a delicious sweet potato curry) and an apple tart (pie) for dessert. Everything was delicious, the family was happy, we sang …

Octopus ceviche two ways


This summer in Panama I got the chance to enjoy a marvelous dinner at El Trapiche a Panamanian cuisine restaurant very popular among tourist and locals as well, which is always a good sign. There I ate a classic menu with fried everything…and a corvina ceviche. Everything was delicious as expected. But lately is fashion …