Stuffed Plantains

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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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The name of this dish is an unsolved mystery. Pio means pious and nono means ninth in Spanish, so that the nearest translation would seem to be Pious the Ninth. Perhaps the idea behind the name is that only a Pope could equal the dish in goodness. I once saw it translated as pious nuns, a dreadful error as nuns in Spanish are monjas, not nonos.