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I'm the Guy Who Created Hispanic Kitchen

Hello! I'm the founder of Hispanic Kitchen. I started this community to provide a venue for those who love Hispanic food to talk about it, share recipes and tips, interact, find fellow Hispanic foodies and celebrate the variety of Hispanic cuisine found right here in the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean and all the way down to Tierra del Fuego at the very tip of South America.

A little bit about me: My hometown is Miami, Florida. My parents fled Cuba's repressive Communist regime in 1961 for freedom here in the United States. When they arrived, they settled in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1965, they moved to Los Angeles. A few years later, they moved to Miami, where I was born.

I grew up in an extended Cuban family and eating food from my grandma's kitchen. I did, however, get my fair share of the Golden Arches. But it wasn't until I was older that I really started to appreciate Cuban food and other cuisines. I realized, too, that food is intertwined with culture. I guess you could say this site is a portal by which we can hang on to - and enrich - our food heritage.

I hope you enjoy visiting and contributing to Hispanic Kitchen. By no means is this site a completed project. It is a journey and not a destination. I hope you will come along for the ride and invite others as well. I encourage you to send me your suggestions and ideas. If you would like to volunteer as an admin to help me with the site or to help get the word out, let me know.

If you have any questions about the site, send me a message over Hispanic Kitchen's network, or if you are not a member, fill out the Contact Form and I'll get back to you pronto.

Thanks for your support!


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At 9:46am on August 12, 2011, lasopadetomate said…
Hola Jorge, muchas gracias por darme la bienvenida a tu fabulosa red. Dudaba a pesar de ser comida latina si podría escribir mis recetas en español ya que por ahora no manejo muy bien el inglés escrito, pero veo que no parece haber problemas. Un saludo muy cordial desde Venezuela.
At 5:52pm on May 19, 2011, Vianney Rodriguez said…

Thanks Jorge, your always so supportive!!  Good luck with the HK store!!



At 9:29pm on May 2, 2011, Jeannie Ishmael said…

HiYa Jorge,

Thank you for your welcome.  I am originally from Scotland UK, and have made  Canada my home.  I love to learn about different cultures in the world. My most fav language to hear is spanish and have just begun, very slowly to learn spanish.  I love to cook, and I'm learning new recipes from this site.


At 10:49am on April 7, 2011, Denise said…
Hello Jorge, my family lived in Gran Canaria...some of them also migrated from there to Puerto Rico..it is a wonderful thing to travel and experience different cultures and food!!!
At 1:39pm on April 6, 2011, Denise said…
Hello Jorge:  my family is from the Canary islands, and Barcelona..I would love to go back and live there permantly!!!! 
At 11:19am on September 21, 2010, Hispanic Kitchen said…
Yeah, I had noticed we weren't official friends. Now we are :-)
At 11:17am on September 21, 2010, Norma Torres said…
hola amigo...thanks for the invite
At 7:47pm on September 3, 2010, Paula Marie Escudero said…
Jorge, my photo needs to be rotated or replaced. I tried several times, but it would not let me remove the photo nor add a photo. Can you help me. Thank you. Paul Marie
At 5:06pm on August 3, 2010, ladon hopkins said…
Thanks. I know a little about Lating grilling but really want to learn more.
At 9:58am on July 30, 2010, Norma Torres said…
I have a post pending for you to approve for Tuesday. Habichulas Tiernas...Have a gret weekend.....

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Yields 8 servings


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1 lime, cut into 8 wedges

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Posted on January 3, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments


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