Chef María Mercedes Grubb and writer Von Diaz on the food of Puerto Rico
We’re exploring the food of Puerto Rico with chef María Mercedes Grubb joining from San Juan and writer and professor of food studies, Von Diaz. Von’s cookbook, Coconuts & Collards, is a beautiful expression of the island. Maria and Von help us understand the context behind a cuisine that endures despite a legacy of colonialism and a very complex food system. Also this hour, listeners share their connections to the food of the island.
- Chef María Mercedes Grubb: Executive chef at Taberna Medalla and Bar Catedral at the Decanter Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Von Diaz: Writer, documentarian, and professor of Food Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Von is the author of Coconuts & Collards: Recipes from Puerto Rico to the Deep South.
This show was produced by Robyn Doyon-Aitken, Catie Talarski, Emily Charash, and Katrice Claudio.