Friends, I hope you have enjoyed this weekend!
First, I have to tell you that I had the pleasure of visiting FONDA restaurant in Brooklyn, where we enjoyed Roberto Santibañez's amazing food. I will write more about him soon--
Second, I want to tell you about an event coming up in three weeks:
Thursday July 26, 6pm – 7:30pmIn the Kitchen with Arlen /En La Cocina con Arlen From preparing a small soirée for close friends & family, to making an intimate dinner for two, entertaining should be satisfying, not stressful! Arlen, cookbook author, teacher & home chef will share her tips for entertaining Latin style. Sumptuous sips & light treats from her cookbooks will be shared! La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E. 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, Phone: (212) 426 – 2626Let me know if you can make it!
And finally, Today's recipe:
Yuca Fries and Peruvian Peppered Cheese Sauce
You've probably seen yuca, but have you had the pleasure of tasting it? Don't be put off by the bark-like cover. Once you start eating yuca, you may not go back to potatoes!
The sauce here is also great and addictive. In fact if you mention huancaína (Wan-kai-YEE-nah) sauce to a Peruvian in the States, you may see some tears of nostalgia; this much-beloved salsa is certainly one of Peruvian comfort foods. (The name, by the way, is from an absolutely breath-taking area of Peru: Huancayo.)
Served usually with boiled potatoes, here this sauce is served as a dip with very tasty yuca fries. Ah--also, I have to warn you: If you start giving out tastes of these fries before you actually serve them, they won't make it to the dinner table. From my dad to my kids--and everyone in between--they're always a huge hit. Enjoy!
|So you can see how big the yuca is--and what it looks like!|
|Served on a plate next to Huancaína Sauce|