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 Heart" or "Nuestro Barrio". Banu … Continue reading Banu Valladares

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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.