Where I come from one of a woman’s most regarded virtues is her sazón; the unique signature flavoring she gives to her dishes. Most Dominican girls are tought how to cook at a young age; and women are deemed responsible for feeding the household three times a day on a daily basis. My mother was opposed to the idea that women should be responsible for all the cooking; therefore, she never really tought me how to cook. I must say I agree with my mom’s idea that women should not be solely charged with feeding the family. I believe every responsible adult should be able to feed themselves in order to be truly an independent person.
I can cook. I am not an expert, don’t cook often; and absolutely dislike having to cook everyday. I usually make simple things for the kids and I. Cooking elaborate meals just for the three of us turns out to be mostly a waste of time because my kids prefer simple dishes, and usually don’t even try the elaborate stuff.
Nonetheless, I would like to gain a bit of consistency in my cooking. Meaning, I would love to master a few signature dishes that I could make without second guessing myself, and that come out tasty enough to share with family and friends. I haven’t decided on all the dishes I want to master yet; however, many of them will be Dominican recipes of course. The plan is to periodically cook a new one and post it here once it has been mastered. Who knows, perhaps I will be able to find my own sazón. Please Feel free to share your favorite recipes. They shall serve as inspiration for me.
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