"Its makers would have you believe that one press of the tostonera will produce a perfect tostone
, but I much prefer the old method.
Items target both Latin beverages and foods, such as a coffee machine with two brew speeds to make cafe con leche; an aguas frescas blender, which makes the light, nonalcoholic fruit drink popular in Latin countries by separating the fruit from the pulp; an atole maker, to easily whip up the hot Mexican drink that Garcia called "liquid pudding;" as well as what the company is calling the first electric comal, which can cook and fry tortillas, empanadas, gorditas, tostones
and plantain chips.
The most popular plantain dish might be tostones
, a fritter with a fry-like crunchy exterior and a fluffy, faintly sweet interior.
MIC Food is bringing cultures together through flavor with its 100% natural, frozen, ready-to-use tropical fruits and vegetables Company officials say its products can give the deli menu an authentic Latin-Caribbean flare with sweet plantain slices, tender and crunchy tostones
or versatile yucca, just a few of the company's products designed to innovate retail deli offerings in order to satisfy customer demand for more authentic ethnic cuisine.
To introduce the spirits to guests, Cuba Libre's Happy Hour is called Caippy Hour, featuring $5 Caipirinhas and small-bite picadas such as empanadas, tostones
and grilled baby octopus.
Frequencies of consumption were assessed in face-to-face interviews with the following question: "In the last 30 days, how many times a day, week, or month did you consume [...]?" The following food groups and food examples were provided: 1) fruits (fruit and fruit juices such as mango, orange, banana, apples, and grapes); 2) vegetables (tomato, broccoli, cabbage, cole crop vegetables, carrots, and corn); 3) plantains and tubers or starchy root vegetables (yautia, yam, and malanga); 4) fried foods (arepas, pastelillos, tostones
, amarillos, fried fish, french fries, and fried meat); and 5) fast foods (foods purchased in multinational corporations such as Burger King, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Pollo Tropical, Subway, and Chili's).
Little by little they fall in love and go on a picnic to celebrate Joaquin's birthday, dining on "tostones
y tacos" and drinking Rum and Tequila.
Recipes for such fare as Tostones
Rellenos with Shrimp Ceviche and Oatmeal Shake combine with black and white photos of each establishment he visits, and behind-the-scenes stories of restaurant owners, making this a top collection packed with flavor and ideas.