Arroz con gandules

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
arroz con gandules
arroz con gandules

This year my mother taught me how to make my favorite Puerto Rican traditional dish, arroz con gandules. It passed down from my great-great-great grandmother, Tomasa. Arroz con gandules is made all over Puerto Rico. Depending on what town you are from, each dish tastes different. When I went to Puerto Rico last year, I enjoyed the dish in many different styles and I loved each and every one of them. Learning how to make it was a big achievement for me as I am learning about our culture and carrying it into future generations. Food can always bring people together. Puerto Ricans come together as a family for holiday celebrations or just a simple dinner. We always make our food with love. When I think of Puerto Rico, I think of arroz con gandules and how it matches with our kind, loving, and joyful nature. I truly understand why it is called our national food.

Place(s): Puerto Rico
Year: 1967

– Raquel

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