Ceviche di pescato del giorno con vinagreitte al latte di cocco e prezzemolo, guarnito con fiori di campo ,slice di cocco e chips di platano.
To @bucheperico ✔
1 Bus, 2 collettivi ,1 taxi e 3 ore e mezza di viaggio per arrivare qui , ne è valsa la pena?
Questo è il piatto con cui ho aperto il mio percorso, al primo boccone mi sono commosso.
Qui da @bucheperico la cucina dominicana trova uno spazio nella gastronomia contemporanea mondiale,materia prima eccellente, prodotti locali e ingredienti accostati nel rispetto delle proporzioni.
It’s #MemoirMondays so I’m sharing the piece I wrote for @Narratively last month. Even though I expressly make food and host dinners to push guests’ comfort levels, I must admit I felt extremely uncomfortable writing about it. It meant I had to dig deeper as to why I do what I do and put out into the world what memories of food shaped who I am today. As I talked about a few posts back, the act of opening up is always tinted with the fear of judgement. Maybe that’s why it took me almost 3 months to finalize this piece with my editor. My original essay (which you can also read below on @Medium) is a lot different — much more floaty, artsy, emotional and abstract. In contrast, piecing together this essay felt gritty and dense and...well, uncomfortable. I feel I live in both, so let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Ultimately, I’m proud I pushed myself to get here. If there’s anything I’ve learned from hosting @WednesdaysNYC for years and seeing the ebb and flow of engagement from our crowd is that you cannot ask others to be vulnerable if you are not willing to do it first yourself. You cannot build “a community around the table” just from the fact people are seated next to each other and eating — that’s a relic of the past, a PR statement of the present. If you want the people you cook for to connect, that means there must be space for those fleshy, raw, sometimes painful pieces of our identity to exist. As the host, I’m in charge of creating that space with my own words and actions so I hope this serves as one of them.