November 5th 1903


At dawn on November 3 ships "Cartagena", the "Alexander Bixio" and the American "Nashville" arrived at the Bay of Colon. On board of the Colombian ships were 500 well-armed Colombian soldiers, commanded by the generals Tobar and Amaya, his intention was to seize the port and then march to the capital, which was made not possible because  …

From Panama with love


In November, Panama celebrates a month of national festivities. Throughout this month, all around the country the flag and patriotic symbols are displayed. There are three days of great historical importance for Panama in November: The 3rd, 10th and 28th. The celebrations these days are due to the separation of Panama from Colombia, the "cry" …

Meatballs in caramelized wine sauce


Continuing with the list of classic Panamanian recipes for gatherings and parties, today I bring you the recipe for meatballs in wine. These little dumplings are ideal as "snacks" or appetizers. Ingredients  1 kg of minced meat  2 lightly beaten eggs  ½ cup recao verde liquefied *  Pepper  Garlic salt  ½ cup bread crumbs  5 …

Panamanian drunken soup – Sopa Borracha Panameña


The translation of today's recipe is drunken soup. But no, it isn't a soup at all. It is a delicious dessert from Panama, very popular in weddings and quinceaños. This is the first time that I attempt to make this dessert, the occasion? Fernando's 3th birthday. It wasn't a big party, but I take every …

Happy Easter


«Why do you seek the living one among the dead? » (Lk 24,5) One of the most widespread practices on the Western countries to celebrate Easter Sunday is the hunting for Easter eggs. In Panama we have a very hot climate and the idea of laying eggs (even if they are beautifully decorated) for a …

Coconut cheesecake with cocada and passion fruit glaze


In my last post I mentioned the Cocadas, which are a very popular dish in Panama, especially during Lent and the Holly Week. This year I’ve been trying to come up with something special from Panama for these days, something traditional but also innovative that captures some of our rich Panamanian tradition. Today’s recipe is …