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 …

Fruit Cake and Ron Ponche


There is a saying in Spain, “till San Anton, Easter is”, obviously in Spanish it rhymes. But the point is that it is still perfectly correct to post Christmas recipes (until Saint Anthony’s feast day, January 17th), so here they are: two Christmas classics. When I lived in Panama, from one year to another the …

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 …

November, Independence month


Throughout November, Panama celebrates its 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. This is the first one, published on November 3rd 2011 Enjoy! In November, Panama celebrates a month of …

Sweet corn ring


Today’s recipe is an adaptation of a classic and very popular dish from Panama and the Colombian Caribbean Coast. The “bollos” have and indigenous origin and are made with maize, cassava or banana wrapped in corn husks and boiled or parboiled in water. In Panama these “bollos” could be Blancos (White), made with White corn …