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Spicy Serrano Latkes and Blending Cultural Traditions

Have you read the children’s book Jalapeño Bagels? One of my best friends gave it to me when I was pregnant with Amado, and it tells the story of a little boy named Pablo whose father is Jewish and mother is Mexican. Pablo is faced with the decision to present a food at school that represents his culture for International Day and he is torn. Ultimately he decides to take jalapeño bagels, which represent his culturally rich American family. The story reminded me very much of my Amadito and our little familia. If you’d like to read more about our Jewish-Syrian-Mexican-American cultural traditions, check out this month’s isssue of Parent’s Latina! Read More…