In Comayagua, Honduras, where my family lives, we have a recipe called arroz con pollo that is a favorite dish that my family eats most every time. All my life this plate was my favorite and unique for my family because it can be healthy and give us energy. This plate is hot and tastes good where some people use spice but in my home this was not spicy. Most people make this food for culture where my grandmother teaches my mother how to cook this plate. In my family, we make this food when we have birthday or special days. This food always makes me think when I’m younger and eating it was all I wished. A special memory I have of this food is when my mother cooked it when I’m back from school and sometimes when I’m back from my work or carry it for lunch. This food makes me feel connected to memories from my family and my culture that I need to not forget where I come from because the culture from each country was different. My family’s recipe is unique because it is a plate that you can find and most people know how to cook it, but for my family it is unique because we cook with different tastes and we don’t add all the spice from the recipe, for example we add cassava and shoots of corn logs. If you travel from one part to another in Honduras, the native people know what I’m talking about. When you try this recipe, you will feel a perfect taste depending on who prepared it but most people can give you the best taste and a perfect moment that you will not forget.
Zenster. “SOPA DE POLLO CON ARROZ (CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP).” Accessed July 16, 2020. https://www.food.com/recipe/sopa-de-pollo-con-arroz-chicken-and-rice-soup-8568.
This piece is from the publication The Native People Know What I’m Talking About, written by twenty-one students in the eleventh grade at Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA).