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Karl’s Caribbean Black Bean Dip

This Sunday we will be going over to the kids’ apartment, so I need to make my dishes transportable. Miriam is still on the soft food diet, so she has asked for bean dip. My White Bean Dip is a mild, Italian dip.  I am thinking the black bean dip should be spicy and Caribbean.

Karl’s Caribbean Black Bean Dip

Karl’s Caribbean Black Bean Dip

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Karl’s Casamiento Veracruz (Black Beans and Rice) with Grilled Mexican Green Onions

I wanted a side dish to go with my Veracruz Fish Tacos and the marriage [casamiento] of black beans and rice seems a natural. In reading about the cuisine of Veracruz black beans are a must.

Karl’s Casamiento Veracruz (Black Beans and Rice)

Karl’s Casamiento Veracruz
(Black Beans and Rice)

Veracruz being as first port of call on the east coast of Mexico had more contact with Europe than other parts of the Mexican interior. The joining together of the Old World rice with the New World beans is almost symbolic of Veracruz’s historic position as the place where European, black slave and indigenous native cultures combined to form something new.

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