Tagged: immigrant food

Make a pot of tomato sauce to share with friends and family

“Growing up, my great grandmother used to make this dish for special occasions when we were all together,” says Katie, a New Women New Yorkers volunteer. “As part of a big Italian family, some of my best memories are sitting all around the table enjoying a meal together,” she adds.   Katie’s great grandmother lived to be 103, and since her passing Katie has taken over making this dish for holidays. “It reminds me and my family of our Italian...

Bake Tarte Tatin, a beautiful apple pastry found in Parisian brasseries year-round

Chloé, a LEAD series graduate and New Women New Yorkers volunteer originally from France, loves this elegant pastry. “It’s just delicious. It tastes much better than a classic apple pie and is very good looking,” she says. Should you find yourself in the French capital city, Tarte Tatin won’t be difficult to find. “It is a very famous pie in Paris,” says Chloe. “You can find it in almost all ‘brasseries parisiennes’ all year long.” Tarte Tatin Approx. 8 servings...

New Women New Yorkers’ summer potluck in Prospect Park

Written by Jahaida Hernandez Jesurum   Summer in New York City is the rare time of year when you can feel everyone coming together to welcome freedom from the snow and cold with bare arms and sandals. (Unfortunately, humidity is also a given when it comes to city summers.) Having grown up in the Caribbean where it’s summer all year round, I have learned to appreciate each season for what it brings — the hard way. Nonetheless, this year has...