I write this blog, because I would like for my two foodies to learn a thing or two from one another. I would like my Americanized half, the one that attempts to cook and loves to eat food from everywhere, to get to know her twin, the Colombian half, the one that thinks food from Colombia, especially the one made in Colombia, is better than anything else in the world.
I don't know if this is an issue with most Latinos and other immigrants in the United States, but when my gringa half brings home fresh asparagus, swiss chard, brie cheese, or some tiny japanese eggplant from the farmer's market, I start to get weird looks around the house, because why on earth would a Colombian make Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken) with white basmati rice and a side of sauteed swiss chard and onions. It's almost sacrilegious!
Latinos are very proud about their cooking styles, and faithful to their brand names and ingredients, but once in a while we have to get out of our comfort zone and incorporate different cuisines and methods into our Latino cooking. Together we can learn to make some Tofu con Sazón!