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Venezuelan Roast Pork Leg / Pernil de Cochino Horneado

Versión en Español

This is one of the most popular roasts for the holidays in Venezuela; and it is served alongside the Hallaca, Venezuelan Ham Bread and Chicken Salad.

Coming from a Chinese background, I must admit that our holiday dinners involved quite a different menu: chicken, fish, vegetables, rice, soup, Chinese roast pork… Nonetheless, these four dishes have grown on me so deep, that I can only recall not having them in two occasions.

I was overseas in both of them and I did not know how to prepare them by myself from scratch. You see, I was a student with basic cooking skills to survive… you know how it is…

I have already posted about the Venezuelan Ham Bread and Chicken Salad, now is the turn for the Roast Pork Leg. Continue reading


Chocolate Panettone / Panettone de Chocolate

Versión en Español 

Hi there! How is everyone doing? Ready for the holidays?

In my last post I gave you all the insights to prepare a very much loved Venezuelan dish for this time of the year: Venezuelan Ham Bread.

Today, I will offer you an internationally loved Italian dish for the holidays: Panettone. Continue reading


Venezuelan Ham Bread – Pan de Jamón

Versión en Español

December is here, which means that probably most of you are already planning for the holidays, including those big family dinners.

Well, being from Venezuela I had to bring you one of the most loved dishes for this season: “Pan de Jamón”. It literally translates to Ham Bread, but I have called it Venezuelan Ham Bread. Continue reading


Chicken Salad / Ensalada de Gallina – Don Armando Scannone

Versión en Español

One of the all time greatest cooking books in Venezuela is without a shadow of a doubt “Mi Cocina a la Manera de Caracas”, which is written by Don Armando Scannone (for his Facebook page click here). We (Venezuelans) have to be thankful that this fulfilled and renown Civil Engineer decided at the age of 60 (he just turned 93 last month) to publish a cookbook that has become a best-seller for the last 30 years and it is said it took him about 10 years to complete. Continue reading