Adriana, 2000s – Current For as long as I can remember, every big holiday is marked in my family by extraordinary piles of dishes, the slightly salty smell of boiling corn husks and notes of sweet and spicy sauces and meats, the clamoring of too many people in one kitchen, all in pursuit of preparingContinue reading “Tamales”

Tres Leches Cake World

Helmut, 5 years old, 2019 My name is Melo. I love Tres Leches Cake. I have it at family birthdays and I also have it at my birthday. It is so good that my parents even had it at their wedding. Tres Leches is my favorite cake. I love it so much that my adContinue reading “Tres Leches Cake World”

El Flamboyan Tree

Marisol, 1980s When I see this painting of “El Flamboyan Tree” in my mother’s home, it transports me to Puerto Rico, where my grandparents are from. Born and raised in the South Bronx, my first trip to Puerto Rico was when I was eight years old. I remember being in awe of the sounds, theContinue reading “El Flamboyan Tree”