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BACANA MAGAZINE hotel occidental punta cana
BACANA MAGAZINE hotel occidental punta cana
BACANA MAGAZINE hotel occidental punta cana
CHEF TITA The kitchen as a weapon of change

CHEF TITA The kitchen as a weapon of change

She has dedicated more than a decade to the investigation of the origins, influences, native products and Dominican culinary customs. For this reason, she proudly holds the title of “Ambassador of the New Dominican Cuisine”, a sociocultural movement. Inés Páez Nin, known as Chef Tita, is a leader of this trend that she enthusiastically declares and describes with passion when we ask her about it: “it’s about transforming through food, teaching with food, transmitting stories about what is behind each product, exalting the local, what is ours. A kitchen full of personality” Tita says, an alias that comes from Inesita, which is her mother’s name too and who called her like this because she is the little one.

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Mamajuana

Mamajuana, the Dominican aphrodisiac myth

Experts explain that when we eat not only incorporate into our body the nutrients needed to continue living; but also take in a range of social, historical, cultural or identity elements. This is the complexity and richness of the eating act.

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Malagueta

Malagueta, one spice using thousand nicknames

Jamaica pepper , Tabasco pepper, Chiapa pepper, guayabita, amomí, Myrtus Pimenta, clove or clavileña; pimienta gorda, pimienta dulce, allspice, pimienta coronada, pimienta de Thevet and pimienta dioica. A spice has never had so many nicknames, and a fragrance so wonderful.

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Lemon

Lemon

The Royal Navy has given it a medal, and all sailors of the world will be really grateful for that. James Lind realized that the addition of some lime juice to sailor diet helped to ward off the scurvy. Halfway through the XVIII century, the Scottish doctor was on board of Salisbury.

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Plantain

The plantain

It is said that the only thing worse than bad health is bad reputation. Without knowing why, the history of gastronomy is full of foods which reputation has varied by chance from good to bad depending on people, place and specific time.

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