Monday, May 5, 2008

The Eyes Have It

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I'm showing you one of the things I like best about our rapidly growing Hispanic community here in Knoxville. That's right, I'm all about the food. This is La Flor, a little panaderia (bakery) in Bearden. The proprietor, who speaks English so much better than I speak Spanish, recommended I try the pastry you see before you, a flaky delight with a banana-flavored merangue in the middle. They're called ojos (eyes) and they are muy delicioso. What are your favorite Latino foods?

7 comments:

Jim said...

I like the homemade tamales. Theres a lady at work that brings them in every so often.

Sally said...

We don't get a lot, but I must say I am partial to a chicken enchilda.

Small City Scenes said...

I like lots of different Latino foods. that looks very interesting.
It was very warm here yesterday (unusual) and I think the butterfly was enjoying himself and warming himself on the ground so I was able to get the pic. MB

Sailor Girl said...

That looks yummi!!!!!!!
Latino food? Well, I live in a Latino Country (Portugal) and so get to eat a lot Latino food!! LOOOL!

My favourite is from Alentejo, a region between Lisbon and the Algarve. It uses a lot of bread and tomato and potatoe and meat or fish and regional spices. It's great. But I also like typical food from Northern Portugal.

Do you have many portuguese there also?

(regarding your comment: Yes, they are shipping containers. They are on a train (you can see the rails below the green)and maybe they used the roll-on/ roll-off method to get off the Container Ship! I took it with the help of a Friend who was driving and slowed down a second so that I could frame it!!
Thank you!!!)

marlow said...

pollo frito con salsa rojo y mojo

y mucho cervezas

hasta a la proxima

USelaine said...

I'm with Jim on the tamales. I'm a fool for those things.

Ming the Merciless said...

I used to live in Astoria (northeast of Queens in NYC) where there is a huge Brazilian and South American population. So I got to eat a lot of great Latino food.

When I'm in the mood, I still head out there to get some great Colombian enpanadas and some Brazilian black beans with rice.