Andy and Jessica Herrera, owners of Breadman Miami Bakery in Hialeah, call the Croqueta Cake 'a marvel of engineering.' The cake took pastry chef Maikel Rodriguez a little practice before getting the design just right, but with steady hands and plenty of toothpicks, the cake is a wonder to behold.
Harry and Michelle Coleman have followed in the family tradition by opening a bakery, but theirs is different than Harry's father's traditional Venezuelan bakery on Miami Beach. Empanada Harry's, in West Kendall, is focused solely on making different kinds of empanadas from all over Latin America. Harry and his dad, Philip, demonstrate how a proper Chilean empanada is assembled.
Chef Massimo Bottura, left, eats a Cuban pastry filled with guayaba during an interview with Miami Herald's Carlos Frias, right, at the 1 Hotel South Beach on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Bottura is an Italian world renowned chef and was featured in the Netflix show Master of None.
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St. Simon's Episcopal church was going broke. It's a tiny squat building on 4 acres of land in south Miami-Dade County, with a tiny congregation. That's when a new member of the congregation, Moses Kashem, came up with an idea. A young farmer, he asked the church elders to give him half an acre to farm specifically for local restaurants and chefs, and he already has signed up several chefs to purchase his produce.
Miami Herald reporter Carlos Frias sits down with photographer Jake Katel to talk about coffee. Jake Katel set out to tell the story of Miami's love affair with Cuban coffee by photographing all the "ventanitas" on Calle Ocho, from the beach to the Everglades. (He also hit some beloved spots off SW 8th St. as he traced Miami's development from east to west.) His project turned into a book that will be featured at this year's Miami Book Fair.
Venezuelan chef Carlos García, whose world-renowned fine dining restaurant, Alto, is two blocks from the heart of the demonstrations in Caracas, will soon open his second restaurant, Obra, in Brickell.