its pique a puerto rican hot sauce
its pique a puerto rican hot sauce

My family comes here from both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. My great grandma came here when she was only 18 with my uncle and her son. She has always been the one in the family that cooks for everyone for parties or family get-togethers.  When I was a kid my family always talked about how my great grandma's food was the best and everyone would get together for a giant dinner. As I got older, I started to realize the importance of cultural foods. I went on a trip to Puerto Rico and started trying new foods there. They tasted almost identical to my grandma's food. I asked her about it once and her response was that on the island they cook differently, they have farms and grow a lot of stuff in the backyard. They also traditionally have two kitchens inside and one outside.  Being there made me feel at home even though I wasn't home. My dad also cooks amazing food but it's different from my great grandmas because he is Dominican. He makes something called mongo, its mashed plantains. It's always been my favorite. It's eaten as breakfast with fried eggs, cheese, red onion, and salami. He only makes it once in a while but I think his is the best. I've never tasted somes that was better. I think food creates opportunities to bond with your family or other people with different cultures.  

Place(s): puerto rico and dominican republic

– anayalyce

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more