Alicia Kennedy


Bakers Are Tired of Everyone Wanting the Same Instagram-Ready Cake

"Many cakes out there aren't good, but they get away with it because of their presentation.”
Alicia Kennedy

This Consciousness-Raising Cafe Wants You to Eat Like a Feminist

While the cultural definition of feminism has changed considerably since the 70s, the ethos of Bloodroot Restaurant and Feminist Bookstore has not.
Alicia Kennedy
Puerto Rico

How Puerto Rican Chefs Are Feeding People After Hurricane Maria

"A typical day starts at 4 AM, with four people in different gas lines, just because they only sell $20 worth per person."
Alicia Kennedy

In Defense of the Long Island Iced Tea

Yes, I'm a bit tacky and loud, just like the absurd cocktail that bears the name of my homeland.
Alicia Kennedy

Meet the Women Who Are Leading Puerto Rico's Bar and Restaurant Scene

The unofficial crew, who dubbed themselves the "damas cívicas," provides mutual support in an industry that can feel overwhelmingly male-dominated.
Alicia Kennedy

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Don't skip the homemade coconut butter that mimics dairy butter. It's what makes these cookies as rich as non-vegan ones.
Alicia Kennedy
the border

Why This Bartender Got Turned Away at the US Border

After Sebastián Fernández was denied entry to Puerto Rico, a US territory, the island's bartenders rallied in solidarity with their colleague and against anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Alicia Kennedy

Raw Chocolate Is a Myth, but Business Is Still Booming

With small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate seeing a renaissance lately, unroasted chocolate has come to occupy a tiny niche within this world. But "raw" chocolate, it turns out, is a myth.
Alicia Kennedy
Puerto Rico

I Searched for the Last Great Piña Colada in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico is the birthplace of the beloved coconutty, rummy creation known as the piña colada. But what's less clear is who came up with it—or if any locals still drink it.
Alicia Kennedy