Platos Venezolanos de Navidad

Mercedes-Platos Navidenos

My cousin’s wife, Mercedes, is an amazing cook. She will be making traditional Venezuelan Christmas foods like hallacas, torta negra, pan de jamon, and galletas de mantequilla this December. Hallacas are a Venezuelan version of what is commonly known here as a tamale. They look like Christmas bundles wrapped in leaves and tied neatly with string. Yellow cornmeal masa surrounds a seasoned mix of shredded meat, raisins, and olives. Torta negra is a dark version of traditional fruitcake. Pan de jamon is a huge, golden, egg-washed bread filled with swirls of ham, olives, bacon, and raisins. Mercedes’ info is here if you are interested in tasty traditional treats!

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4 Responses to “Platos Venezolanos de Navidad”

  1. JD
    December 17, 2007 at 9:00 am #

    Do you know where I can buy frozen tequenos in batches so that I can take it on the plane?

  2. Trina
    December 17, 2007 at 8:38 pm #

    I would call European Corner in South Miami and see if they see them frozen. You could also ask them about freezing theirs. I love their tequenos!

  3. vivianbattan
    June 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    hi, i love to make tequenios, i am venezolana live in aventura, if you are interested in ordering from me please write to my email, thanks

  4. Jim Battan
    June 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Hello Vivian,
    I hope this reaches you,I have been trying to locate you for the longest time
    until I found this interesting website.Call me when you get this office no. have my email address above.
    I never heard of tequenios,you can explain to me what it is.I hope to hear
    from you.

    Best Regards, JIM

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