The focus is on foods of Latin America, but with a twist. I go to Charlotte, North Carolina to join a viewer with a unique version of tamales – this one is for dessert. Then I join a Miami food blogger with her own take on traditional Vaca Frita. This one’s with chicken and is served in a taco.
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ACCOMODATIONS PROVIDED BY: The Gates South Beach
2360 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida
SPECIAL THANKS for extra video featured in this episode: VISIT FLORIDA, Ball and Chain -Miami; Library of Congress.
Our segment on Miami food featured:
Garcias Seafood and Grill
398 NW North River Drive Miami, FL 33128
Plus these Frita’s joints:
El Rey De Las Fritas
1821 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
Various locations in Miami area
El Mago De Las Fritas
5828 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33144
My Guest Patty Ruiz is a Miami based food blogger and educator, best known for her blog “The Mad Table. Her recipes feature fresh ingredients from her South Florida home and different takes on the Cuban food she ate growing up.
Here is some more information about Patty and all her various activities:
Chef Patty Ruiz’s mission is to inspire people to discover and enjoy the importance of food as a social medium. Her passion for food, entertaining and food styling has been recognized throughout the industry. As founder of her company, The Mad Table, Chef Patty provides private and group classes, hosts interactive dinners, and provides private chef services. She also enjoys working on styling projects helping food bloggers and influencers make their food images pop on their websites and social media accounts. This experience has led to professional food and prop styling work for commercials, print media, film, and restaurants. This behind the scenes part of her job is one of her favorites! This is where she gets to combine her talents and creative eye to every aspect of food styling and entertaining, from creating props to producing a story to developing recipes.
|The Mad Table
The Mad Table brand wears multiple hats centered around the same passion, food!
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