Panamanian Johnnycakes


My most recent incursion into the Panamanian cuisine are these delicious johnny cakes or journey cakes. My mother had already told me about them before, but I’ve never tried them and have to confess that I could not stop eating them. They are typical from the province of Bocas del Toro, one of the most…

Johnny cakes panameños


Mi más reciente incursión en la cocina panameña son estos deliciosos johnny cakes o journey cakes. Ya mi madre me había hablado de ellos alguna vez, pero nunca los había probado y he de confesar que no puede parar de comerlos. Son típicos de la provincia de Bocas del Toro, una de las zonas más hermosas…

Mafás caseros


Cerca de mi casa en Panamá teníamos una tienda, una lavandería, el “55” (una especie de precario mini-market llevado por Enrique y su mujer Elsa), un matadero de pollos y un gran almacén de materiales de construcción y baratijas varias (nuestro lugar favorito para comprar regalillos a Mamá Elsa, tía Elsita y a mi madre…

Homemade Panamanian Mafá


Near my home in Panama there was a “tienda”,  a dry cleaners, the “55” (some sort of mini market belonging to Enrique and his wife Elsa), a chicken slaughterhouse (led by Enrique’s brother) and a large store for building materials and knickknacks (our favorite place for buying mother’s day presents with our precarious savings), all…

Enyucado or cassava and coconut cake


Today´s recipe is another Panamanian classic. The enyucado is a sweet treat very popular on the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia. Its main ingredient is the cassava (or yuca), which is also used to prepare carimañolas and other Panamanian dishes. Enyucado, like many typical recipes of our countries, has uncertain origins and the recipes are…

Pestiños


Pestiños Me encanta publicar este tipo de recetas tradicionales y descubrir sus orígenes. En esta ocasión su historia me parece súper interesante. La historia del pestiño puede remontarse al menos hasta el siglo XVI siendo probablemente mucho más antiguo, ya que la técnica de las masas fritas se remonta en la cocina española a la…

Pestiños


Pestiños I love to make these type of recipes of which I know nothing other than they are for delicious dishes. And discover (along with you) its origins and the traditions that are linked to them. Pestiño history can be traced back at least to the sixteenth century and is probably much older, since fried…

Easy veggie curry


This is a “spur of the moment recipe”, made with a few ingredients I had in my pantry and fridge. It is a quick, comforting, and delicious meal. Perfect for these autumn days. And it’s vegan! Feel free to change the veggies in this recipe for whatever you have most close at hand. Ingredients Olive…

Falafel


Sorry,  I couldn’t help it. I’m Friends’ gal… and this is the falafel episode!! How not to bring it up! Please enjoy this wonderful and rather easy recipe extracted from a book that Chica Andaluza brought to my attention a while back. Jerusalem is, quoting it’s authors, a glimpse into a hidden treasure: Jerusalem’s flavors. Ingredients…