Tag Archives: Maricel Presilla

A Taste of the Best – International Chocolate Awards

I was recently having dinner with indefatigable double James Beard Award winner¹ Maricel Presilla, her husband, my wife and our son at her wonderful Hoboken Cuban-Latino restaurant Zafra when Maricel started talking about The International Chocolate Awards and invited me […]

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Sunday Photo – Thanksgiving Fun

When one thinks of Thanksgiving, it is often the food that is the first thing that comes to mind. Great food is certainly something that I am thankful for and it clearly is a huge part of the day, but […]

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To Like Or Not To Like

Instead of posting an image today – I have nothing worthy or appropriate given the calamities of the past week – I am writing about images from others and my feelings towards them.
My family and our region were lucky this […]

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Cucharamama – Maricel Presilla’s South American Shining Star

Cucharamama is not a large restaurant. Neither is Zafra, 2012 JBF Best Chef Atlantic winner Maricel Presilla‘s other restaurant located a block away in Hoboken, NJ, but her cooking packs a large punch of flavor – flavor that is well […]

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Sunday Photos – In the Green Room and Beyond at The James Beard Awards

Once the red carpet was through I headed to the Green Room of Avery Fisher hall at Lincoln Center, ground zero for the media covering the event, to partake in festivities and await the winners as they were announced and […]

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Latino Tastes in Montreal – Part 2: Madre

Madre is the second restaurant in Mario Navarette Jr’s growing mini-empire of Latino influenced small restaurants. Like Raza, his first restaurant, Madre is situated in a long and narrow space with the kitchen located in the rear of the restaurant. […]

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Jamaica Cocktails

I was recently reading Harold McGee’s The Curious Cook column in the New York Times on cold infusions, and my eyes dilated when he mentioned a recipe from Maricel Presilla for making a cold infused Agua Fresca de Jamaica, the […]

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Cucharamama – Pan-Latino Brunch in Hoboken

Though the cooking of Mexico plays at most a minimal part on the menu of Cucharamama, there are a number of similarities between this restaurant and Topolobampo/Frontera Grill in Chicago starting with the Chef-restaurateurs, Maricel Presilla and Rick Bayless. Both […]

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