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Tania Sigal

  • Recipe

    Ajiaco (Colombian Chicken Soup)

    This hearty soup is a specialty of the mountainous region around Bogotá, and one of Colombia's most famous dishes. Aji is traditionally made with chiles that haven’t been seeded, but…

  • How-To

    From Colombia, Chicken Soup with a Twist

    Ajiaco is a hearty chicken soup that Tania Sigal remembers fondly from her childhood in Colombia. In this article she talks about the ingredients, garnishes, and the condiment (aji) that gives…

  • Recipe

    Tostones (Pan-Fried Green Plantains)

    Tostones, or pan-fried green plantains, are practically the Cuban national dish. Soaking the tostones in salt water before the final fry makes them crunchier outside and moister inside, but you can skip…

  • Recipe

    Baked Plantains with Brown Sugar & Rum

    These beg to be served with a scoop of vanilla or coconut ice cream on top.

  • Article

    Plantains, A Cuban Favorite

    Plantains didn't originate in Cuba, but this large banana-like fruit has come to be a signature Cuban ingredient. Get recipes for a baked plantain dessert and a pan-fried green plantain side…