Food, Music and Culture = EcoCulture

by Francisco G. Gómez Recently I was asked why Raíces’ mission had strayed so far away from the Arts. As all things evolve through the processes of experience, connections and new understanding, I pondered the question for a moment before … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade Organic Adobo

by Nicole Wines Adobo is often used in Caribbean cooking, as well as many other Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese cuisines. It is super simple to make your own adobo seco, or dry adobo spice mix. Why make it yourself … Continue reading

Malanga…Que Bueno!

When speaking about food that is prepared in Caribbean culinary fashion, Malanga always comes to mind.

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Mata Siguaraya

by Francisco G. Gómez In Cuba the Yoruba of West Africa are known as Lucumí. The Yoruba were brought as slaves to the island of Cuba in the nineteenth century during the Middle Passage. They are the descendants of diviners … Continue reading

Guanábana – One of Nature’s Miracle Fruits

by Francisco G. Gómez I just got back from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico last week and I must say that the natural course of life presents many undesirable events that lead to a greater understanding of why those … Continue reading