“A conversation about efforts to address Puerto Rico’s food insecurity.”
….. time to take over the farm lands!!
A conversation about efforts to address Puerto Rico’s food insecurity.
IVETTE FELICIANO: For two days, Chief Paxx Moll has been preparing farm-to-table meals at the San Juan restaurant El Departamento de la Comida, which means “the department of food.”
When I cook, everyone is a VIP, Moll says. You give some of your soul and love to the person.
Moll works with a small network of Puerto Rican farmers for the restaurant’s organic, signature dishes, like their falafel-plantain fritters and coconut flatbread.
PAXX MOLL: I think its fresh food with Puerto Rican essence and it’s all locally grown, which makes it uber Puerto Rican.
Yet, getting quality ingredients from Puerto Rico is not easy. on the lush, tropical island, more than 85 percent of what people eat is imported. Seafood, meats and staples like rice and beans and coffee mostly come from the United States, neighboring Latin American…
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