Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Immigrants bond in kitchen

These women, from Venezuela and Bolivia, have become friends while cooking and learning about each other's culture. - - Donna Poisl

Written by Jennifer Justus | The Tennessean

Walk into the Brentwood home of Alba Gonzalez-Nylander, and she’ll hand you a glass of coconut water, bits of sweet pulp floating among the ice cubes.

It comes from a can, like so many brands of coconut water readily available at grocery stores these days, but Alba still remembers when her grandmother would put her to the task of draining and scooping out the flesh from fresh coconuts after she warmed them over the stove.

It was a regular occurrence in the kitchen, much like on a recent Monday when Alba peeled and sliced plantains for a torta or cake.
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