God Save the Chorizo - Cuban Stuffed Pot Roast Comes to Miami

Chorizo Sausage

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Eusebio met Dionisia when she was only twelve years old. Too short to reach the stove, she had to stand on a block in order to prepare Boliche, a tender beef roast stuffed with spicy chorizo sausage and hard boiled eggs. Short of stature, but tall on taste, Eusebio Vallejo was immediately smitten. Four decades later, Lugareno, a Miami-based Hialeah company, gave Dionisia the chance to share her recipe with other Cuban transplants through a “Grandmother Recipe Search”, whose goal is to share and preserve the legacy of chorizo.

Alongside the efforts of chorizo aficionados to open up dialogues and preserve traditions. the Miami-based Rhythm Foundation is currently holding its annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, a boisterous jubilee of artists and musicians who bring disparate audiences together in the name of cross-cultural interaction.

As a primordial tie to one’s cultural identity, the preparing and sharing of traditional dishes is one of the most effective (and enjoyable!) ways to learn more about your neighbors. With Cuba at the forefront of many people’s minds, this is the time to fill up your kitchen with the evocative flavors of bitter oranges, roasted garlic and red wine. Not only will Cuban cooking energize your space, and make it a buen hogar (good home), you might also learn something about a country that is still off-limits to American visitors. So give this week’s Boliche recipe the old college try. The cooking time is three and a half hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to cha-cha-cha.

For more festivals in Miami, dance your way over here.

- Courtney Maum

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One Response to “God Save the Chorizo - Cuban Stuffed Pot Roast Comes to Miami”

  1. Cuisinart Food Processor
    October 19th, 2011 07:41

    Great blog with interesting posts, thaks author. Thank you a bunch for sharing this ! Bookmarked !

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