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Contribute Your Recipe (Or Two) To WLRN's Community Cookbook

Ensalada de Palmito (Hearts of Palm Salad)Ropa Vieja con Arroz (Cuban-Style Braised & Shredded Beef with Rice)Frijoles Colorados (Cuban Red Beans)
Jason Varney
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South Florida has plenty of food traditions year round, but we'd like to know what dishes end up on your table. Tell us about it and then share the recipe (or two if you've got 'em).

South Florida is home to a diverse community where no dinner table is exactly the same. Dishes can range from Cuban ropa vieja and Haitian griot to Mexican tamales and Caribbean black cake. But the intent behind them all remains relatively the same. They bring some comfort and familiarity.

The recipes can sometimes be from childhood memories or ones passed on from generation to generation in our families. They often require simple straightforward ingredients that can be found in the grocery store — or already in our homes — not hard-to-find, specialty ones.

A meal is an act of love and a dish can be a direct line to our culture.

And we think there's no better way to understand the heart and soul of a community than seeing what people like to put on their plates.

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We would like to collect some of your recipes together with some of our favorites. We're calling it the WLRN community cookbook (these types of old-school cookbooks made up of recipes from home cooks are making a comeback, we promise we’re not just hungry).

We'd like real, original recipes, but if you have a favorite recipe from another chef or baker, that's fine too. You can submit yours or theirs here or below. If it's not your recipe, please give credit where credit is due. Thanks in advance!