1st recipe: flan by D.C. artist & chef Carmen Torruella-Quander!
Today Hola Cultura premieres a new once-a-month series of easy to make recipes you can try at home. On the second Wednesday of each month, we’ll publish a new recipe from the kitchens of local LatinX chefs and home cooks.
To kick things off, we bring you this award-winning flan by a friend of Hola Cultura known for her deliciosa Dominican cooking. Carmen Torruella-Quander is a local artist, who we’ve been honored to work with several times over the past few years. In fact, if you came to Hola Cultura’s summer research presentations in July 2017, you already how good Carmen’s flan is. Now you have the recipe.
Carmen learned how to cook growing up in the District in the 1940s and 1950s in what was then a small but close-knit Latino community. Learn more about her story and find out how to make flan in this 3-minute video!
Hola Cultura’s montly cooking show is part of our new YouTube series on DC’s thriving LatinX culture. Every Wednesday we will have a new video. Once a month–on the second Wednesday–we’ll feature a local LatinX chef or home cook, plus interviews with local artists, musicians, performers, and other cultural leaders on the other Wednesdays of each month.
This video was made by Paula Góngora Salazar, who also created our video on Alfombras de Aserrín (Sawdust Carpets). Subscribe to our YouTube page and receive a new video about DC LatinX culture every week!
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