Women discover similarities, differences in dishes from home countries of Venezuela, Bolivia
Both women were also taught about the important properties of ingredients as they learned to cook with them. “What is the benefit that you’re going to obtain … like cinnamon is a powerful anti-inflammatory,” Loraine said. And both women have an emotional appreciation for cooking. “Cooking relaxes you,” Loraine said. “You use it as a time for yourself,” Alba added. “It helps you to think. You’re creating something.”
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...While Pontes started with a coffeehouse — as did Rachel Lehman of the well-respected Crema — others began businesses as food trucks or carts that grew into brick-and-mortar spaces. Their ranks include Teresa Mason of Mas Tacos Por Favor, Sarah Souther of Bang Candy Company and Kathleen Cotter of The Bloomy Rind. At the much-loved Las Paletas, Irma Paz Bernstein and her sister Norma Paz blazed a trail by introducing ice pops from their native Mexico to Nashville, and more recently Loraine Segovia-Paz has provided a piece of her Latin culture with empanadas at the farmers markets.
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Host: Cristina Allen Guest: Loraine Segovia-Paz
Loraine Segovia-Paz has provided a piece of her Latin cutlure with empanadas at the farmers markets.
..."I took one bite and I thought I was back in Panama with my aunts eating. It was amazing! I was delighted… I finally have a taste of home in Nashville."
As you all know I was born and raised in Panama. And besides from missing my family and friends, I miss the food…I mean I really miss the food. My husband and I went to the Donelson Farmers Market just to see what was out there. When we see a sign that said “empanadas”, we stopped faster than a Ferrari when the radar detector goes off.We couldn’t believe our eyes. We looked at each other in disbelieve. We live in Nashville so the closest thing to Latin food are Mexican restaurants all over town...
Empanadas by Casa Segovia-Paz Pic by: Edible Reflections
We walked away with our hot empanadas and hot “salsa verde” (green sauce). I took one bite and I thought I was back in Panama with my aunts eating. It was amazing! I was delighted… I finally have a taste of home in Nashville.
Casa Segovia-Paz will be among the many food vendors at this year's Nolensville Buttercup Festival
...“Last year we had about 85 booths, so having 115 this year is wonderful growth,” he said. “There are vendors coming from all over the state to participate. It will be the largest event Nolensville has ever had.” Some of this year’s food vendors include Latin American restaurant Casa Segovia-Paz, whose booth will feature savory empanadas and alfajores, a traditional cookie consisting of milky caramel sandwiched between delicate shortbread rounds. Cotton candy treats are on the menu of Spin Wheel Cotton Candy Cart, a favorite stop for kids.
The Itty Bitty Donut Truck will roll out a variety of tasty morsels. Auntie T’s Granola is guaranteed to be a good-to-go stop. And don’t miss Apples Gone Wild. They’ll reveal new ways to eat the fruit, including dips in toasted coconut, sea salt and white chocolate to name just a few choices.
The Historic Nolensville Buttercup Festival, a 15-year community tradition, returns Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, according to event chairman Lamont Claybrooks.