Category Archives: Recipe

605. Pan de Jamón

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

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

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

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. Curaçao’s Coconut Candy

‘Kokada’ freshly grated coconut patties held together in a sugar syrup, tinted with food coloring for a festive look, should not to be confused with the more popular gooey coconut macaroon or hard Vietnamese ‘kẹo dừa’. Typically sold as colorful

650. Curaçao’s Coconut Candy

‘Kokada’ freshly grated coconut patties held together in a sugar syrup, tinted with food coloring for a festive look, should not to be confused with the more popular gooey coconut macaroon or hard Vietnamese ‘kẹo dừa’. Typically sold as colorful

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. Curaçao’s Johnny Cakes

These fluffy-fried, golden, sweet, semi-flattened spheres of goodness are mostly found at snèks in Curaçao and are fair game for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They’re perfectly fine on their own or stuffed with Dutch cheese, ham, sweet salami, savory salami, chicken, beef, corned beef, tuna, cod fish,

686. Curaçao’s Johnny Cakes

These fluffy-fried, golden, sweet, semi-flattened spheres of goodness are mostly found at snèks in Curaçao and are fair game for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They’re perfectly fine on their own or stuffed with Dutch cheese, ham, sweet salami, savory salami, chicken, beef, corned beef, tuna, cod fish,

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. Curaçao Liqueur

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. Curaçao Liqueur

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,