Relationship: Child of im/migrant

Both my parents were born in Puerto Rico and for a long time my family has always brought alcapurrias to birthday parties, cook outs and any other event that had to do with bringing food from home. When I was younger I used to think this food was the most nastiest thing on the planet without even trying one. One day my family and I were visiting my grandfather. Down the street was the best known Puerto Rican restaurant that has been around for years before I was even born. My mom sent me and my cousin to go buy a bunch of food which included some alcapurrias. I asked my mom when did she first start eating these alcapurrias and why was is such an important food to us since we had always had that around us. She then explained that alcapurrias remind her of her childhood in Puerto Rico. Her and my father always used to go eat some when they me and she explained that it just tasted so good especially when made by a true Puerto Rican. That day I tried my first alcapurria and from then on it was one of the best foods I have even eaten in my entire life. 

Place(s): Puerto Rico
Year: 1950

– Elyana Cruz

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