Latino Celebration 2017 – Eating Puerto Rico, a cooking demonstration and tasting

Saturday, November 18, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Centennial Hall, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

Puerto Rican gastronomy is a delicious and aromatic blend of Spanish, African and Caribbean spices and ingredients. Think mofongo, alcapurrias, arroz con gandules, pasteles, tembleque, mallorcas…. Don’t know what these are? Come to the Library and bring your curiosity and appetite.

Chef Kenny Candelaria, owner of the Puerto Rican restaurant Cocina Candela in Montclair, will be demonstrating his own style of “cocina criolla” featuring his signature trifongo and a few other essential Puerto Rican dishes. Candelaria has a passion for fusing traditional ingredients with contemporary cooking techniques to create a unique gastronomic statement (and a delicious meal).

Pictured: mofongo from Cocina Candela.

For more about Latino Celebration 2017, please click here.

Latino Celebration 2017 programs and exhibit are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Essex Council Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, support from Verizon / NJ Shares Communications Lifeline program, and by a grant from the Friends of the HRIC.