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The Origins of Tostones

By Diana Perez | April 10, 2013

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Step-by-step instructions on how to make tostones.

Step-by-step instructions on how to make tostones.

Growing up in New York City has its privileges, one of which is being exposed to many different cuisines starting at such a young age, often without realizing what a treat it was to eat the foods of various cultures. Celebrating Thanksgiving at school, for example, meant slicing into a juicy, tender chunks of pernil with sofrito instead of the classic American roasted turkey or scooping into the smooth, silky, custard flan made by your best friend’s titi (aunt), carefully getting the right amount of precious caramel into your spoon or else the bite would lose its delight.

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