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Make Action Bronson’s Hennessy-Flambéed Plantain Sundae

It’s a fiery ode to the banana split.
Munchies Staff
10.19.17
Recipe

Action Bronson's Neighborhood Sundae

Don't act like you don't want a sundae with fried Oreos, cognac-flambéed plantains, and mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Action Bronson
10.11.17
fruit

Plantains Are Cheap for Everyone But the People Who Pick Them

Despite their deliciousness and popularity throughout Latin cuisine, it's near-impossible to find organic or fair-trade plantains in stores, and the reasons why are sketchy at best.
Alicia Kennedy
9.22.17
Recipe

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp in Banana Leaves

If you can find aji charapita peppers and cocona fruit, you have zero excuse for not making these grilled jumbo shrimp.
Flavio Solórzano
8.6.17
Recipe

Plantain Chips

These quite possibly might just be one of the most addictive snacks ever.
Rodney Farquhar
6.8.17
Street Food

This Colombian Street Snack Is a Meal You Have to Excavate

<i>Patacon con todo</i>—literally, a fried green plantain with everything—is a cheap and filling mess of sausages, shredded chicken, onions, cheese, potato sticks, and tartar sauce, eaten on the streets of Cartagena.
Darrin DuFord
1.27.16
refugees

In Philadelphia, A Liberian Refugee Recreates the Taste of Home

Fanta Fofana, the owner of Le Mandingue restaurant in Philadelphia, escaped brutal conditions in war-torn Liberia only to lose her leg in a car accident once she made it to the US. Still, she keeps her spirits high as she recreates the flavors of her...
Aaron Kase
11.26.14
Recipe

Patacon de Pernil Recipe

This Venezuelan sandwich replaces bread with fried green plantains, stuffed with pork and wasakaka sauce.
Jonathan Hernandez
8.1.14
New York

Huang's World: New York, Part 1

Eddie hits the Bronx, where he and WorldStarHipHop star Loopy hit up local bodegas, chow down on a Japanese-Dominican plantain mash-up, and indulge in mani-pedis.
Eddie Huang
6.2.14
politics

Venezuelan Food Shortages Are Adding to the Chaos

I talked to a NYC-based Venezuelan restaurant owner about the bizarre reality of sourcing Venezuelan ingredients in America as natives struggle to find food on grocery store shelves in the midst of the ongoing protests.
Greg Donahue
4.24.14