Puerto Rican

05 Sep 2018

We wanna send you to see Jose Andres in discussion about how he fed Puerto Rico

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the Caribbean mere weeks after Hurricane Irma swept through the islands. Puerto Rico was devastated, with the overall damages leaving millions without food or water and the largest power outage in American history. In José Andrés’ newest book, We Fed an Island: The

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25 Oct 2017

James Beard Awards 2018: More Puerto Ricans Could Use A Win

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM In 2012, Puerto Rican chefs on the island became eligible to compete in the James Beard Awards. They are in the “Best Chef South” category competing with Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. Chef and

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31 Jul 2017

Despacito is the Reggaeton-Pop track you need for summer.

Pendejos are swarming La Perla all because of Despacito. Who knew that Puerto Rican duo Luis Fonsi and reggaeton veteran Daddy Yankee’s hit single – and summer anthem – Despacito (translates to slowly) would turn into some kind of cultural phenom. I guess it didn’t help that the Biebs did a

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26 Jan 2017

Del Encanto: Another Puerto Rican restaurant. Finally!

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE!   I’m happy to inform you that the Bay Area has finally gotten another place where you can consume Puerto Rican food. You’d think there’d be more than a handful of PR

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24 Aug 2016

I’m Fat, Latina, and a Phantom in Mainstream Culture

I don’t see me. For who can find a phantom? I am nothing. I am hollow. I am dust. I’m fat and Latina. I belong to a phantom culture; a society that solely exists as a result of colonialism and where women were born in their mother’s beds to midwives.

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27 May 2016

BROKE-ASS KITCHEN: HABICHUELAS RECIPE (PUERTO RICAN BEANS)

  Puerto Ricans don’t call beans frijoles, we call them habichuelas. Pink beans stewed with tomato sauce, sofrito and sometimes some form of smoky meats (hock or bacon). Much to my chagrin, dried pink beans are incredibly difficult to find. Perhaps this is the reason why so many online habichuela

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19 Feb 2015

Color Me Blank: Self-Labeling in times of Neo-Liberalism

According to National Geographic, in 2050 the United States population is believed to become a mixed, interracial and an even more homogenous/diverse country than it is now. As a result of this threat, traditional phenotypical races are becoming wary of the trends, census stats and the lingo used to define

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