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Chef Rene Arroyo and his family food prep team presented AL DÍA Chefs series guests with signature pisco, huancaína, cebiche and arroz chaufa de pescado.

AL DIA Chefs profiles Latino chefs, reviews restaurants & bars, highlights new dishes, drinks and flavors infusing Philadelphia’s cuisine and hospitality industry.

[Op-ED]: Feeding Your Christmas Memories

 12/13/2016 - 03:51
Barquillos are the traditional Christmas wafles in Spain. Photo: Wikipedia COMMONS

Last Monday I spoke on the phone with my friend Milagros, a Dominican naturalized American, who a year ago moved from Miami to Barcelona for love.

This is the second time Milagros celebrates Christmas in Spain. And although in Spain she has some good friends, a part from his boyfriend, she admits it’s not the same.
"In Miami we would eat a whole lechón asado (a suckling pig) roasted in a wood fire, while in Barcelona, as we are only 8 at the table, we will just cook a pig leg in the oven,"  she said. Her voice sounded melancholic.


Colombian Irish Christmas. Christmas memories and tastes

 12/13/2016 - 01:46
Ajiaco santafereño, Colombia

My father’s side of the family was very traditional with the foods they served during Christmas. Everyone would gather at my Aunt’s home that usually held celebrations for 40-50 people annually. 

There would be food as far as the eye can see. You always start off with the turkey and ham. There would usually be 2 to 3 sets of both meats. One or two would be for the dinner table while another would already be sliced and set in a buffet style so everyone would have their fair share.

Navidad irlandesa colombiana. Recuerdos y sabores navideños

 12/13/2016 - 01:44
Ajiaco santafereño, Colombia

El lado de la familia de mi padre fue siempre muy tradicional con la comida que servían durante la Navidad. Todos se reunían en la casa de mi tía que frecuentemente recibía a 40 o 50 personas por año.

Habría comida por donde vieras. Siempre empezabas con el pavo y el jamón, que tendrían entre 2 y 3 tandas. Una o dos se servirían en la mesa de comer y la otra se pasaría de mano en mano al mejor estilo buffet. 

Disrupting Burguers

 12/07/2016 - 03:48

Can Silicon Valley disrupt the fast-food industry? Well, for those entrepreneurs who dream to 'save the world', motivations are strong: reduce meat consumption and eliminate foods that have big environmental and social impacts, like processed food or heavy dependent on intensive agriculture.  

Get Hygge With It!

 11/21/2016 - 14:51
Hygge, which means coziness and good spirits in Danish, is a new world trend. Photo: Wiki Commons

Kill the Hipster in you. Forget about your Hipster bars, your Hipster clothes, your hipster way of life. “Hygge” ,  Danish for coziness and good spirits, has been listed as a “word of the year” by both the Collins and Oxford dictionaries – alongside Brexit and Trumpism – in the lexicographers’ annual public-relations exercise. Christmas markets, wool socks, friendly hugs. Hygge is, then, a retreat, an escape, a turning-inwards.

Descubre La Cantate Mexicana y Ganadora de los Latin Grammy Carla Morrison... Gratis

 09/29/2016 - 12:40

Carla Morrison viene a World Café Live como parte del serie de conciertos Latin Roots Live! el 4 de octubre del 2016 a las 8PM. Pero, antes que puedas oirla canturrear, puedes leer una entrevista exclusiva con la artista aquí.

[OP-ED]: 100 años de ciudadanía estadounidense: ¿qué significa para los Portorriqueños?

 08/10/2016 - 09:26
A nation within a nation, "possessed and unwanted", as author Juan Gonzales writes in his book "Harvest of Empire," the diaspora boricua celebrates with pride their culture in the land of adoption, the United States of America.

Nos gustaría averiguarlo nosotros mismos.

Por esta razón, AL DÍA lanzó la semana pasada uno de los proyectos editoriales más excitantes en los 25 años de historia de este medio de comunicación independiente, fundado y dirigido por periodistas. Un medio ubicado aquí mismo, en Filadelfia, el segundo mayor enclave de la diáspora portorriqueña en los EEUU. 

[OP-ED]: 100 years of U.S. citizenship: What Does it mean for Puerto Ricans?

 08/09/2016 - 14:17
A nation within a nation, "possessed and unwanted", as author Juan Gonzales writes in his book "Harvest of Empire," the diaspora boricua celebrates with pride their culture in the land of adoption, the United States of America.

We would like to find out ourselves...

That is why AL DÍA launched last week one of the most exciting editorial projects during our 25 years of existence as an independent news outlet —owned and operated by journalists— here in Philadelphia, home to the second largest settlement of the large Puerto Rican Diáspora in the U.S.

Taking advantage of the DNC2016, which was hosted in our city the final week of July, AL DÍA launched an unique editorial crowd-sourcing project to document an untold, undocumented story: