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Chocolate Artisan

Chocolate Artisan

He grew up in Caracas, riding horses from the city to the cocoa plantations which let him know the smell from cocoa and his land. Venezuela history as the world's leading producer until the end of the eighteenth century had shown Moises Abraham Davidovits family the everlasting perfection about quality and quantity; being part of a productive and commercial sector that exported from eight to ten thousand tons per year.

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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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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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Papaya, The Fruit of Love


Legend has it that the papaya comes from an impossible love, jealousy, revenge, rage of a spiteful man.

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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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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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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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Sweet Potato or Potato. The semantics of a tuber

Sweet Potato

From the fun afterpains surrounding the discovery of the new world, perhaps the funniest, the most tangled (leaving aside the erroneous geolocation which confused the Indies for America) is the one surrounding the humble sweet potato.

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