Pato Yemayá

Duck Yemayá

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Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

The Yoruba orisha (deity) Yemayá is the Lady of the Sea, and Mother of the Universe. The duck Kuekueye was her friend and confidant, but he betrayed Yemayá and was sentenced to be eaten as punishment for his treachery.

This interesting and delicious-sounding preparation of duck to honor Yemayá is described in a fascinating book called Afro-Cuban Cuisine: Its Myths and Legends, by Natalia Bolívar Aróstegui and Carmen González Díaz de Vil