Julia de Burgos: Poet, Activist and Legend
Julia de Burgos is an iconic poet from Carolina, Puerto Rico. Although she has written more than 200 poems, the two that made her truly famous are “Rio Grande de Loiza” and “Yo misma fui mi ruta”, which are considered to show some of her deepest feelings.
Baristas: The Coffee Sommelier
Becoming a barista could be harder than you may think. While Sommeliers from across the world are highly respected and also heavily paid, most baristas are not so handsomely rewarded for their efforts. Many of the complex flavors that can be found in wine and wine pairings can also be found in different types of coffee.
Rafael Alers: The Maestro of Danzas
Rafael Alers Rafael Alers, born Rafael Alers Gerena on October 16, 1903 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, was a renowned composer, musician and bandleader. In addition, he was also the first composer for a Hollywood feature film who was of Puerto Rican decent.
Pernil, Pasteles, Coquito, OH-MY!
There are a number of days in the year when the kitchen becomes a hub of activity, with special meals being created for visiting friends and family. In the U.S., it is Thanksgiving and Christmas that dominate the landscape,
Lo De Aquí Primero
Puerto Rico is an Island that has a climate, which is absolutely perfect for growing all sorts of amazing crops; yet, the U.S.’s Operation Bootstrap has transformed the luscious green Island of farmers into a manufacturing hub.
Digging A Little Deeper Into Spanglish
Spanglish is still very new when compared to other languages. But is it a language? The term was initially coined in the 1940’s by a Puerto Rican linguist named Salvador Tio.
The Many Flavors of Salsa Music
Salsa derived from Cuban son (Cha-cha-cha, mambo and afro-Cuban jazz) and was adapted, transformed and given its identity by the Puerto Ricans living in NY… it became the voice of the hungry streets of El Barrio (Spanish Harlem).
Eating Organic On a Budget
there are ways to get healthier food options without breaking the budget. Living a healthy lifestyle does not have to equate to it being an expensive one.
The Importance Of Buying Local
The financial crisis in Greece has been getting a lot of the headlines recently, but that is not the only country that is having more than its fair share of financial woes.