Coconuts and Collards

"Diaz grew up shuttled between Puerto Rico and Atlanta, and her appreciation for both cultures and their rich culinary histories is showcased in this delightful collection of Puerto Rican comfort food recipes. . . . Alongside the recipes, Diaz also shares stories from her family history, an often tumultuous one grounded by memories of food prepared … Continue reading Coconuts and Collards

Recipe: Latkes by Norman Van Aken

BY NORMAN VAN AKEN, AUTHOR OF NORMAN VAN AKEN’S FLORIDA KITCHEN A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”   The rich tapestry of Jewish cooking finally reached my born-in-the-farmland-of-Northern-Illinois consciousness in the town of Boca Raton, where many transplanted New Yorkers came to escape the … Continue reading Recipe: Latkes by Norman Van Aken

Recipe: Succotash from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Need a last-minute recipe for Thanksgiving? Try succotash from our new cookbook, Norman Van Aken's Florida Kitchen! UPF publicist and rights manager Samantha Zaboski decided to try her hand at cooking this exciting dish. Here's why Samantha chose this recipe: I love recipes that include a variety of flavors, especially with vegetables and beans. I often can't … Continue reading Recipe: Succotash from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Recipe: Ajiaco with Chicken, Potatoes, Squash, Corn, and Spinach from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Get ready for Thanksgiving with this recipe from our newest cookbook, Norman Van Aken's Florida Kitchen! Sian Hunter, UPF senior acquisitions editor, prepared for the holidays by making Ajiaco with Chicken, Potatoes, Squash, Corn, and Spinach. Here’s why Sian chose this recipe: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but at some point during the Weekend of … Continue reading Recipe: Ajiaco with Chicken, Potatoes, Squash, Corn, and Spinach from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen