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The Know Zone

Puerto Rico | San Juan to Culebra

Watch on Vimeo Striking shots of the coastline around San Juan. Runtime: 4 min.

Get To Know San Juan, Puerto Rico

Fritter Away

Following a clockwise tour, the author explores the island's famed fried cuisine (frituras). By Kathleen Squires.

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Puerto Rico's Coffee Revival

The former "coffee of popes and kings" is making a comeback? By Michael Tulkoff.

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Pasteles, a Puerto Rican Tradition, Have a Special Savor Now

A centuries-old blend of Taino Indian, Spanish and African flavors, pasteles are a prime example of Puerto Rico’s cocina criolla — Creole cooking...

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How to Make Puerto Rico's Signature Tostones (Twice-Fried Plantain Chips)

Easy cooking tips for making tostones at home.

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Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

Puerto Rico used to produce some of the best coffee in the world — but that was more than a century ago. Today, the coffee crop is just a fraction o...

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A Struggle For The Identity Of Puerto Rican Music

NPR producer Jasmine Garsd took a reporting trip to Puerto Rico recently. She found that the island's uncertain economic future not only affects day-t...

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A History of Puerto Rican Salsa

Applied as a marketing tool by Fania Records in New York, the word "salsa" quickly became a marker of Puerto Rican identity. In this Afropop podcast, ...

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