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Hispanic History Month Through The Lens of Food

Monfongo, recipes below
West African culture has played an important role in the formation of Caribbean cuisine.  Indonesian traders introduced plantains to Africa from Southeast Asia; shortly thereafter, plantains became part of the everyday meals of West Africans. Enslaved West African women who arrived on the island of Puerto Rico introduced plantains and contributed to the development  of the dish mofongo.  An iconic dish on the island,  mofongo is made from fried green plantains and garnished with vegetables, seafood, poultry, or meat. 

Traditional Mofongo Recipe

Vegan Mofongo Video Recipe

Puerto Rican Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Puerto+Rican+Foodways

Food, Fusion, and 1492

Eating While Poor in Washington, D. C.