by H. Luiz Martinez
I’ve learned quite a bit about international food practices and cultural cooking methods over the past two decades. It’s been said, the best way to get to know a country’s culture is to eat their food. International cuisine can be found right here in the States, but to really experience global foods and integrate various cultural methods into your cooking there’s no better way to learn than by traveling and tasting them! You can also go into the kitchens and dining rooms of friends and family who love to cook the foods of their homelands and ask tons of questions. I have learned how to cook some of my best international dishes this way. Let me share what I’ve found from my travels to the Caribbean, from my own Spanish/Latino roots, and from my European friends who love to cook!