Category Archives: Recipe

605. ‘Pan de Jamón’ for the Holidays

Throughout the month of December, Curaçaoan bakeries bake countless loaves of pan de jamón: sweet dough rolls containing ham, olives, raisins and sometimes bacon (!). Served alongside ayakas, pernil (roast pork) and ponche crema (eggnog) on Noche Buena (Christmas Eve), pan de jamón hails from Venezuela. It is relatively simple to prepare

605. ‘Pan de Jamón’ for the Holidays

Throughout the month of December, Curaçaoan bakeries bake countless loaves of pan de jamón: sweet dough rolls containing ham, olives, raisins and sometimes bacon (!). Served alongside ayakas, pernil (roast pork) and ponche crema (eggnog) on Noche Buena (Christmas Eve), pan de jamón hails from Venezuela. It is relatively simple to prepare

631. Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges

Today’s Amigoe Express Newspaper profiles Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges.  Danielle Palm writes: ‘When it comes to Curaçao cooking, most locals immediately think of three lovely ladies: their mother, Desiree Da Costa Gomez, and May Voges.’ Curaçao’s best-known ‘Newspaper Chef’, May admits that she could hardly cook

631. Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges

Today’s Amigoe Express Newspaper profiles Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges.  Danielle Palm writes: ‘When it comes to Curaçao cooking, most locals immediately think of three lovely ladies: their mother, Desiree Da Costa Gomez, and May Voges.’ Curaçao’s best-known ‘Newspaper Chef’, May admits that she could hardly cook

650. Kokada (Curaçao-style Coconut Candy)

Curaçao’s Coco Balentien (29) has broken Japan’s single-season HR record (55) hitting his 56th and 57th HR on Sunday, September 15, 2013!!! Coco’s journey is particularly inspiring – and not just because he’s from tiny little Curaçao – but because he was

650. Kokada (Curaçao-style Coconut Candy)

Curaçao’s Coco Balentien (29) has broken Japan’s single-season HR record (55) hitting his 56th and 57th HR on Sunday, September 15, 2013!!! Coco’s journey is particularly inspiring – and not just because he’s from tiny little Curaçao – but because he was

663. Pizza Hut Pizza… with Dutch Cheese!

It is with sadness that I write that Curaçao has lost a beloved lady, Shon Lenchita Godschalk, this past weekend. A devoted mother and grandmother, Shon Lenchita also displayed great creativity and cultural sensitivity in the kitchen, particularly when she

663. Pizza Hut Pizza… with Dutch Cheese!

It is with sadness that I write that Curaçao has lost a beloved lady, Shon Lenchita Godschalk, this past weekend. A devoted mother and grandmother, Shon Lenchita also displayed great creativity and cultural sensitivity in the kitchen, particularly when she

686. Johnny Cakes a.k.a Journey Cakes

These fluffy-fried, golden-sweet, semi-flattened spheres of pure goodness are mostly found at snèks (snack bars) in Curaçao and are fair game for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They’re perfectly fine on their own or stuffed with Dutch cheese, ham, worst dushi (sweet salami), worst salú (savory salami), chicken,

686. Johnny Cakes a.k.a Journey Cakes

These fluffy-fried, golden-sweet, semi-flattened spheres of pure goodness are mostly found at snèks (snack bars) in Curaçao and are fair game for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They’re perfectly fine on their own or stuffed with Dutch cheese, ham, worst dushi (sweet salami), worst salú (savory salami), chicken,

702. Saté ku Batata (“Krioyo Chinese” Satay and Potatoes)

Yu’i Kòrsou everywhere are salivating…   A match made in food heaven, Saté ku Batata tastes just like “Curaçao” and consists of batata burrusí (big ass fries) and 1 or 2 chunky satays drenched in AWESOME sòus. So, really, it’s: Saté ku Batata “ku Sòus“, but

702. Saté ku Batata (“Krioyo Chinese” Satay and Potatoes)

Yu’i Kòrsou everywhere are salivating…   A match made in food heaven, Saté ku Batata tastes just like “Curaçao” and consists of batata burrusí (big ass fries) and 1 or 2 chunky satays drenched in AWESOME sòus. So, really, it’s: Saté ku Batata “ku Sòus“, but

716. The Multi-Cultural Spirit ‘Curaçao of Curaçao’

In pre-Dutch days, when the Spanish ruled Curaçao in the early 1500s, they imported their deliciously sweet Valencia oranges in the hopes of cultivating a New World citrus crop. Originally from Southern Asia, the orange made its way to Syria, Persia,

716. The Multi-Cultural Spirit ‘Curaçao of Curaçao’

In pre-Dutch days, when the Spanish ruled Curaçao in the early 1500s, they imported their deliciously sweet Valencia oranges in the hopes of cultivating a New World citrus crop. Originally from Southern Asia, the orange made its way to Syria, Persia,