She worked in film, and never thought she’d write a cookbook. But then she started a food blog, and everything changed. “I’ve always been attracted to stories, and it turns out a cookbook is just a way to tell a story. Every recipe has its narrative,” says Ana Sofia Peláez, whose new cookbook, The Cuban Table, published by St. Martin’s Press hits bookstores on Oct. 28. Earlier this month, we spoke with Brooklyn-based Ana about her personal story, her blog, Hungry Sofia, and her upcoming book. Below, she shares one of her favorite recipes from the book, Arroz con Pollo.
By Seth Fera-Schanes. This article first appeared on The Refined Chef cooking website. A mini food tour is a great way to spend a few hours on a weekend afternoon, especially in food obsessed New York. I recently went on a little excursion and had a lot of […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Ramps (also referred to as wild leeks or wild garlic) are available for only a few weeks each Spring. They grow up and down the East coast so if you tell one of your West coast friends about this pungent new weed-like thing you have […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes The equation was simple. A friend was coming into town and wanted to do something ‘fun.’ Being winter and cold, I didn’t foresee any personal desire to have fun outdoors that day. The answer was to head to Manhattan’s Upper West Side for a couple […]
ACME Smoked Fish Co., located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been in operation since 1906. I discovered the factory when I was walking around the neighborhood and saw a line of trucks with the ACME label. I also started smelling a nice mix of brine and sweet smoke in the air which led me to the doors of this NYC institution.