A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ice Cold Piraguas

A trip to Puerto Rico wouldn't be complete without a walk through the old city, and a walk through the old city wouldn't be complete without an ice cold piragua! Piraguas are made by shaving a big block of ice, molding the shavings into a cone shape and dousing with sweet, tropical flavored syrups. A piragua is the most refreshing thing you could ask for when the sun is beating down on your shoulders and I love the exotic flavors like tamarindo, guanabana and acerola that you can't find in New York very often!

Lots of flavors to choose from, some more exciting than others...

Piragua man, hard at work shaving ice...

My piragua, a combination of guanabana and tamarindo...

I really enjoyed it and almost bought another :)

1 comment:

  1. Pretty Piragua baby with two pretty babies ;-)