Food and Drinks. Although Puerto Rican cooking is often compared to Spanish, Cuban and Mexican cuisine, it is a unique tasty blend of Spanish, African, Taíno, and American influences, using such indigenous seasonings and ingredients as coriander, papaya, cacao, nispero, apio, plantains, and yampee.
Puerto Rico is home to a rich culinary tradition known as cocina criolla. The popularity of Puerto Rican cooking reaches beyond its shores to Boricua immigrant populations in New York and other American cities.
photo by Penny de los Santos. How could I not love this food? The African, European, and Caribbean catalog that makes up cocina Criolla, as Puerto Ricans call it, is full of guilty pleasures—starchy vegetables, fatty meats, and all manner of things deep-fried.
Puerto Rico Gift Box Cocina Criolla This Gift includes the cooking Book Cocina Criolla (spanish book) by Carmen Valdejulie, one classic tostonera, an appron and a mitt with Puerto Rico Isla del Encanto.