This post is long overdue my friends… I had started to piece it all together about a week and a half ago and then the blog had some “coding” issues that I needed to get resolved. I then started working on my photo business and some of my 2013 goals and well … here I am writing this now. This blog comes to you inspired and put together by my family’s desire to cook something we have never cooked before (nor aspired to! LOL)
A little family history… I was born and raised in Venezuela… My family lived in Venezuela for a really long time… over 20 years? (I am sure my mom will tell you the exact number in the comments section). Well, the Hallaca is a Venezuelan dish that is prepared to last through the month of December. It is a lot of work so Venezuelans only have it during the Christmas time, plus its that really special something you have during Christmas 🙂 Since its been well over 5 years (or maybe more?) since we have enjoyed this delicious dish, my mom and brother decided to tackle this project for Christmas 2012! I believe they started planning in August LOL. They then assembled a team qualified for such a task (1st photo below + the photographer).
I don’t have an exact recipe for you to see but just You Tube the “Venezuelan Hallaca”. I do want to note that part of the Hallaca and the sides (Pan de Jamon and Ensalada de Gallina) you will see came from the cookbook Mi Cocina, a la manera de Caracas. My mom has had this cookbook for many years and has so many wonderful Venezuelan recipes in it 🙂 The eggnog that my dad made is his own recipe… so I definitely don’t have that for you but I hope you enjoy this blog post because it comes with my love from our house to your hearts.
Familia B.- S. (I saw you giggle)
Photography: Dad, Hubby and I