The island of Puerto Rico is rich in history and culture and with the help of a few rising star chefs its food scene is beginning to make a name for itself

The island of Puerto Rico is rich in history and culture, and with the help of a few rising star chefs, its food scene is beginning to make a name for itself.

Exploring the flavors of Puerto Rico

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Despite the fact that Puerto Rico is a melting pot of kitchen influences, chefs of the eastern Caribbean island have over the years created a unique cuisine they can call their own.

The biggest influence on Puerto Rican cooking technique comes from Spain, which ruled the island for four centuries after Christopher Columbus claimed it in 1493. Basic ingredients include vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood and shellfish—all flavored with local herbs and spices. Traditional Puerto R

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