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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with the Latinos Affinity Group

Members share their favorite food Part 1
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We asked our members to share their favorite dishes. But be aware, this post may cause you to get some cravings! Here are some of their responses (stay tuned for part 2).

Mariel Cisneros, MS SE (she/her)

What is your favorite dish from your culture and why?

Tacos de cabeza, I love the taste and the memories of eating them as a child with my parents in Mexico City. My mom still makes them for me.

What is one food that always makes you think of your family and Latinx culture?

Arroz con leche

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What is the most famous dish from your country of cultural heritage?

Mole

Evelyn Cortez-Davis, P.E., BCEE (CIVIL ENGINEER) (she/her)

What is your favorite dish from your culture and why?

¡DESAYUNO TÍPICO SALVADOREÑO! Traditional Salvadoran breakfast: Eggs, fried plantains, refried beans, sour cream, queso fresco, tortillas, pan dulce and coffee — makes me hungry every time I think about it!

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What is one food that always makes you think of your family and Latinx culture?

Tamales de pollo (my grandmother MAMA LOLA’s specialty!). Salvadoran style, cooked in banana leaves.

What is the most famous dish from your country of cultural heritage?

PUPUSAS: For the record, no one makes pupusas revueltas (mixed) better than my Tía Melba :-)

Kayra Johnson- Environmental Engineer (she/her)

What is your favorite dish from your culture?

Hojaldras from Panama 

What is one food that always makes you think of your family and Latinx culture?

Arroz con Pollo panameño. 

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Tasneem Abdus-Shakur Biomedical Engineering (she/her)

What is your favorite dish from your culture and why?

Ceviche or arroz con guandu

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What is one food that always makes you think of your family and Latinx culture?

Guandules con platano

Alejandra Camacho, PhD (she/her)

What is your favorite dish from your culture and why?

Chiles en nogada. I love their color that matches those of the Mexican flag, I love the combination of flavors and ingredients, the delicate walnut sauce that’s only possible when you can find fresh walnuts, and the crispy tart touch of pomegranate on top.

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What is one food that always makes you think of your family and Latinx culture?

A good “taco plazero” or a zucchini blossom quesadilla always bring memories of weekend brunch with my parents and grandpa

What is the most famous dish from your country of cultural heritage?

I grew up in Puebla where mole and chiles en nogada are kings

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