Sancocho is a stew that originated in the Dominican Republic. Its ingredients come from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, and are a reflection of the many cultures that make up Dominican identity. The stew offers a taste of how complex the Latino experience can be in this country, and one version is featured in one of the micro-documentaries produced by Just Media for Project Enye, which is aiming the spotlight on the 16 million first-generation Latinos living in this country.
Just Media Fidel Paulino stars in Project Enye's microdocumentary "What Is Sancocho?"
For that short, the Project Enye team organized a night of cooking with drummer and community organizer Fidel Paulino, who made sancocho for the gathering. Keep reading for the recipe.
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