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Piraguas

A Piragua /pi’ra:gwe/  is a Puer­to Rican shaved ice dessert, shaped like a pyra­mid, con­sist­ing of shaved ice and cov­ered with fruit fla­vored syrup. Piraguas are sold by ven­dors, known as piragüeros, in small col­or­ful push­carts. Besides Puer­to Rico, Piraguas can be…

Best Bread Pudding Recipe — Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

  This pump­kin bread pud­ding is a great alter­na­tive to the tra­di­tion­al pump­kin pie. Stuffed with raisins and nuts, each bite will be a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence. 12 loaf raisin bread, cut into cubes 1 cup canned pump­kin 12 cup brown sug­ar 2 eggs 1 tea­spoon vanil­la 1/2…

Basic Salsa Dance Steps

Mas­ter­ing the basic step will be the first key step to devel­op­ing prop­er tech­nique and tim­ing in sal­sa. Your spins and part­ner-work tech­niques will be exe­cut­ed in sync with the rhythm of the music once you have mas­tered your basic. Think of the basic step as the…

Tembleque de Coco

  I want to share with you a clas­sic Puer­to Rican desert recipe. This one is a treat, it is light coconut cus­tard that shakes like Jell-O. That is why it’s called tem­bleque, which can be loose­ly trans­lat­ed as jig­gling. Here is the recipe: o 2 cups of coconut milk o ½…

Seafood Appetizer — Stuffed Shrimp

  Every­one loves shrimp. Instead of serv­ing plain cold shrimp with cock­tail sauce, why not mix it up a bit and make some­thing extra spe­cial? With only a lit­tle extra effort, you can pro­vide your guests with a shrimp appe­tiz­er they will remem­ber. When buy­ing your…

Wedding Traditions of Puerto Rico

  A wed­ding is a joy­ous cel­e­bra­tion and that is no dif­fer­ent in Puer­to Rico. There are a few tra­di­tions that are asso­ci­at­ed with a con­ven­tion­al Puer­to Rican mar­riage. One of these tra­di­tions is the offer­ing of the bride and groom a bev­er­age called café con leche and…

The Best of Puerto Rican Food

Puer­to Rican food is a mix­ture of African, Taino, and Span­ish influ­ences. They have their own take on cre­ole food, which they call coci­na criol­la. This cook­ing style is not only pop­u­lar with locals; tourists also fre­quent Puer­to Rico to expe­ri­ence authen­tic cre­ole…

Asopao de Pollo

[ad_1] This soupy rice and chick­en stew is a clas­sic Puer­to Rican recipe that is pre­pared in every Puer­to Rican home. Make sure you make plen­ty, this soup keeps get­ting bet­ter with every serv­ing. Although it takes 1½ hours to pre­pare, serves 4, and it will be even…

Christmas Celebrations

In Puer­to Rico, as well as most of Latin Amer­i­ca, Christ­mas tra­di­tions have their roots in Catholi­cism. Due to con­tact with oth­er cul­tures,  some of these tra­di­tions have evolved and changed through time. Some cus­toms have lost their reli­gious mean­ing and become…

Patron Saint Festivals

Every year, each town cel­e­brates patron saint fes­ti­vals (fies­tas patronales) in hon­or of the area’s patron saint. The fes­tiv­i­ties include reli­gious pro­ces­sions since they were orig­i­nat­ed as a Catholic tra­di­tion. How­ev­er, they have adopt­ed oth­er ele­ments of African and…

Puerto Rican Recipes

[ad_1] Caribbean Islands have a rich and fla­vor­ful dish­es. And Puer­to Rico is one of the best places for vaca­tion. The island offers a superb relax­ation adven­tures with sooth­ing beach, com­fort­able and lux­u­ri­ous hotels, col­or­ful fes­ti­vals, and most espe­cial­ly the…

Desserts in Puerto Rican Style

[ad_1] Desserts in Puer­to Rico most­ly com­prise of a type of flan or egg cus­tard. Just as usu­al in the Puer­to Rican flag is a slice of gua­va jel­ly with white cheese (que­so blan­co). Chefs seize the abun­dant pro­duce of fruits in Puer­to Rico and make sev­er­al desserts,…

Desserts From Around the World — Puerto Rican Tembleque De Coco

[ad_1] If you like jel­lo recipes, you will love this Puer­to Rican coconut cus­tard recipe. The word “tem­bleque” means jig­gling, which is some­thing that all the best jel­lo recipes do! This coconut milk based pud­ding is asso­ci­at­ed with Puer­to Rico and it is believed to…

Puerto Rican Food Recipes

[ad_1] I want to talk to you about Puer­to Rican Food Recipes. A sub­ject near and dear to my heart. Grow­ing up my mom and my grand­moth­er pro­vid­ed us with the dai­ly food my fam­i­ly ate. Some­times when you are accus­tomed to some­thing you take it for grant­ed. How­ev­er, the…

Get Ready for a Taste of Rum

By Zain Deane March 2014 kicks off in grand style with the Taste of Rum Fes­ti­val. One of the biggest food and drink events on the island, Taste of Rum is the offi­cial rum fes­ti­val of Puer­to Rico, and takes place on March 1 along the Paseo de la Prince­sa Boule­vard that…

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