Friday, September 24, 2010

a taste of san juan

Way back when, Jerry lived in Puerto Rico for a year -- a year in which he rented out roller skates and organized a failed rock concert that almost got him killed (I'll let him tell that story sometime) -- but one thing that stayed with him from that year is his Puerto Rican cookbook. Tonight, we're attending a church-group pot-luck dinner to which everyone is supposed to bring an ethnic dish (other than your own ethnicity), so Jerry is making one of his signature dishes, Puerto Rican-style rice and beans. It's always quite good. Even you might like it, Ruthie! My concern, of course, is what will the other ethnic dishes there be? If I taste even a hint of cilantro in anything, I'm outta there!


ruthie said...

It would have to be one hell of a dish since I don't like rice or beans.

Anonymous said...

Ruthie, you would love it. Howard and Tom both hate green olives and they still love this. The Rice and Beans recipe was sort of handed down from a local in San Juan; it does not come from a cook book. The homemade Sofrito I have to make when I am out of the bottled kind comes from the cookbook.