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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.


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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