January 27, 2020 – Longtime local food-and-beverage pro Gladys Parada had it all figured out.
She found a little house on a great oceanfront lot on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico. Since she loves how Puerto Rico shares similarities with her beloved Cuba, and is a whole heck of a lot easier to access—and happens to have a promising food and farm scene springing up in the wake of recent natural disasters, with the help of powerhouses like José Andrés—she had her new headquarters.
“I felt like I was with my people,” she says. “It’s the next best thing to Cuba! I was about to take my a** down to Puerto Rico! I was joining that revolution!”
Only a different type of Cuban dream appeared—no, reappeared—on her horizon. Her … Read More