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 University of Goiás and the … Continue reading Gabriel Magraner

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pastelón de papas – potatoes and beef casserole

My friend Gabriel Magraner from NALAC (Nat. Assoc. of Latino Arts & Culture) visited the area to prepare for the NALAC Regional Training that is taking place in Charlotte from June 2 to the 3rd. Since Gabriel is of Puerto Rican descent, I wanted to make him something very popular in the Caribbean, Pastelón de … Continue reading pastelón de papas – potatoes and beef casserole

quipes (kipes)-Dominican deep fried bulgur fritters

In the 19th century, the Dominican Republic had an influx of Lebanese, Turkish and Middle Eastern immigrants. With their arrival, came many dishes that now are considered to be part of Dominican cuisine. Among those is the Quipe (Kibbeh in Lebanese).