Dark Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Scones

Yes, these are an indulgence but right now, personally, I need an indulgence. I need something that makes me feel good. I’ll just have to work out a bit harder today.

tortilla española

By far, the Tortilla Española is the most popular tapas in Spain. The beauty of this dish is in its simplicity but at the same time it is profoundly delicious.  This is the classic Tortilla Española recipe, only using three uncomplicated ingredients; eggs, potatoes, and onion cooked in olive oil. …

Banu Valladares

Banu Valladares has been an instrumental figure in the development of the arts in North Carolina. She has become an advocate for Latino artists and organizations locally, across North Carolina and nationally. Banu is a singer, dancer, published author and actor.  You might have seen her in “Angelica’s Dream”, “Texas …

Venezuelan Pabellón Criollo-Shredded Beef

In Venezuela, at any major family gathering or for the Holidays, the traditional dish served –aside from the Arepas of course – is the Pabellón Criollo. The Pabellón Criollo consist of white rice, caraotas (black beans) amarillos also known as maduros (sweet plantains) and the star is the shredded or pulled steak know in Spanish as Carne Mechada.

Gabriel Magraner

Gabriel Magraner is the Director of Programs of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) where he manages NALAC’s convenings, grant programs, and leadership initiatives. Previously he was awarded two Fulbright ETA grants to Brazil where he served as a program mentor and taught English at the Federal …